Ranchi: The State Government admitted to the fact that the matric results have declined in the state between 2014-2018 by percent while the number of students appearing in the exams has also witnessed a dip in the state.
A question in this regard was raised by Congress Party’s Lohardaga MLA Sukhdeo Bhagat who sought to know whether the number of students appearing in the exam which was 3.60 lakh in 2014 has declined to 2.54 lakh students in 2018 and also sought to know what steps the government plans to take to improve the results of matriculation in the state.
Replying to the query minister-incharge Louis Marandi admitted results have declined in the state but pointed that the government has taken many steps to get rid of the malpractices found in the conduct of these exams and has also installed CCTV cameras to discourage unethical activities which were also providing peace to students to write the exams.
The minister said that compared to 2017 the results of matric had improved in 2018. As per the data are given by the government the matric results which was 75.30 pc in the year 2014 declined to 71.20 pc in 2015 followed by 67.54 pc in 2016, 57.91 pc in 2017 and 59.48 pc in 2018. Following the reply, the MLA said that it appears that the department slept off after giving instructions for improving the exam results as no major progress has been witnessed in the outcome and pointed that there were flaws in the execution mechanism.
Intervening into the matter Parliamentary Affairs Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda said that there was no flaw in the mechanism of the government, however, there was a lack of teachers and other issues which were impacting the results.