Hyderabad: In a repeat of this year’s Intermediate Examination results, students of government schools have outperformed those of private schools in the Telangana SSC Public Examinations,the results of which were declared by deputy chief minister Kadiyam Srihari on Friday evening.
BC Welfare Schools posted the best result, with a pass percentage of 96.18, whereas private schools came in fifth in terms of pass percentage, with 21 schools registering zero pass percentage. Ashram schools secured the lowest percentage with 63.91. KGBV, ZP, Ashram and government-aided schools and tribal welfare schools registered a lower pass percentage than the state average, which is 83.78 percent.
Residential, minority residential, model schools, social welfare and private schools secured a higher pass percentage than the state average.
Telangana United Teachers Federation (UTF) general secretary Chava Ravi said, “Now that students of residential schools and BC welfare schools have done better than private school students thanks to the infrastructure and facilities provided to them, the government should focus on all government schools so that by next year, these schools show the same results.”
Pocharam Social Welfare Residential School principal K. Venkateswarlu told DC, “We are taking steps to improve results in government schools. Apart from the marks, we are concentrating on the children’s overall development. We are also conducting special classes, where we select the best students so we can focus on their progress. We are trying to help students by involving parents and updating them on a child’s development, which has helped our students perform better than private school students.”
Yarnam Tarun of the Social Welfare Residential School, who scored 10/10, said, “I was very tense all day because the results were postponed, but I’m very happy with my score. I aimed for more than 9.5, so I’ve scored more than I thought. I want to become a civil engineer and make my mother proud.”
His mother, Yarnam Saraswathi, who works as a labourer in Pocharam, said, “I couldn’t be happier. Both my children have done well. My daughter wants to become a doctor and my son, an engineer. My husband died 10 years ago and I earn Rs 100 or Rs 200 per day. I’m trying to provide education with great difficulty.”