Koraput: Against the state’s average pass percentage of 85.2 in the matriculation results declared on Wednesday, the sevashrams (residential schools meant for SC and ST students) in Koraput have recorded a pass percentage of 98.79.
Out of the 2,180 students who had appeared in the annual HSC examination from 35 sevashrams, as many as 2,153 have cleared the examination. While 22 students have secured A2 grade, 417 students obtained B1 grade.
The result has brought cheers both to the education department and the district administration as 27 of the 35 sevashrams have recorded 100% success. The sevashrams are managed by the SC and ST development department of the state government. “The administration had taken every step to ensure that the students perform well in the examination,” Koraput collector Jaya Kumar V said. He added that while the teacher-student-ratio was maintained at the sevashrams, special care and coaching classes were conducted for the academically-poor students. The performance of sevashrams situated in Maoist-hit Narayanpatna, Bandhugaon and Pottangi blocks of the district has also been encouraging.
“Our officials paid regular visits to the sevashrams to ensure students do not face any problem. A few schools where the pass percentage is low will be offered help to help them perform better in the years to come,” said district welfare officer (Koraput) Trinath Rao. The district administration has launched a career counselling programme for the students. “Students passing out from sevashrams often discontinue their studies as they fail to make the correct career choice. We hope that the career counselling sessions will help them in pursuing their higher studies and choosing careers thats best sutited to their capabilities,” he said.