CANDIDATES this year have performed better both so far as their GPA scores are concerned as well as higher pass rate, which is 78.33 per cent, in the HSC and equivalent examinations of 2014 for all the 10 education boards. We congratulate the successful candidates. We would like to believe that the qualitative aspect of education is at par with the pass rate which is significantly higher than last year.
While analysing the students' performance we note the clear rural-urban divide in the results. We would urge the education ministry to address this issue in order for rural students to score better grades through increasing their access to quality education including better facilities as well as good teachers.
We are also constrained to bring up the issue of question paper leakage. While it might have sullied to some extent the significance of such an important exam it certainly does not detract from the fact that the very good results achieved by the candidates are well-deserved. We hope the government would take urgent measures to prevent recurrence of question paper leakage. In the meanwhile, will the government enlighten us about actions taken against those found complicit in such a heinous crime?
Considering the progressive increase in the number of students passing out from college, the public universities should be ready to welcome them by expanding their capacity. And along with increasing the capacity of public universities more skill- based training institutes should be setup which can be a good alternative for those who may not make to the public universities.