Anand Bhushan (third from right) with other dignitaries at the workshop on Tuesday. Picture by Bhola Prasad
A lengthy question paper and change in question pattern are what intermediate examinees can expect this year.
Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) chairperson Anand Bhushan, who attended a workshop for teachers at DAV Girls’ High School in Sonari on Tuesday, said that a change in the question pattern at intermediate level will help improve the standard of secondary education in the state.
Bhushan shared his valuable tips with more than 300 high school teachers from across three districts — East Singhbum, Seraikela-Kharsawan and West Singhbhum — during the workshop.
He, however, did not say much about the matric question paper. Both the intermediate and matric exams will start from February 27.
“I am sure our students can score more than 95 per cent like their counterparts in CBSE if teachers also put in some efforts. Every teacher should consider the examinees as his or her wards and mark them genuinely,” said Bhushan.
The JAC chairperson stressed on science results.
“It has been a challenge for JAC to get decent pass percentage in science. The intermediate science results have been poor for the past 15 years and it is high time teachers pay attention,” he said, adding that he expected a 20 per cent improvement in the overall results this year.
This year, the East Singhbhum education department has left no stone unturned to improve the performance of the students. Under the guidance of JAC, the education department has taken quite a number of initiatives — model test papers for each subject, special classes for weak students and mock tests being some of them.
The department had also collaborated with CSIR-NML to train science teachers. The aim was to make the subject interesting instead of focusing on simple rote learning.
Bhushan also added that JAC registrations would take place during Class XI admission from this year.
“Students may take the OMR sheets, photocopy them and practise before they fill the final form to avoid errors,” he suggested.