DEHRADUN: The results of the National Achievement Survey conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) have shown a disturbing trend – performance of students from classes 3 to 8 in mathematics has been dismal. In fact, in all of the 13 districts, less than 50% of the students in class 8 have passed in mathematics in tests conducted by the NCERT.
Having the lowest pass percentage, only 33% of the students in Uttarkashi have passed out of the 988 who appeared in the survey from 61 schools in the district. The highest was Tehri Garhwal’s where 49% of the 1021 students passed in mathematics from 51 schools where the tests were conducted.
The state education department said that they agree with the results of the survey and are already taking appropriate measures to improve the situation.
Elaborating on other plans of the education department to improve the situation, he added, “We have sent out the results of the survey to all the district magistrates so that they can monitor the progress and ensure that we get good results. We have asked them to not just depend on the education department to ensure improvement in the quality of learning, but also take initiatives themselves for the same cause.”