As per the data, In 2021, 4,05,582 candidates had appeared for the HSLC examination and out of which 2,29,131 candidates were passed which is 56.49 % of the total candidates appeared. On the other hand, 1,76,451 candidates (43.50%) failed. In Districts like Hojai, Chirang, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Hilakandi, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Tinisukia, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Karbi Anglong the passed percentage is around 30% to 40% and could not rise above it. From this data, we get an idea that last year 14,305 candidates have not appeared for the HSLC examination, result of 31 candidates are still in withheld and 209 candidates were expelled from the examination. This pattern of results were seen in the year 2017 and 2018. As earlier times, this time too we can observe that huge numbers of candidates were unable to pass from the government schools.
But why this plight? Are the students lacking their interest in studies? Teacher’s lack in interest in learning outcomes or household environment? Out of the the given three, surely one must be the reason for the plight. Does the presence of smart phones, conflicts in your family leaves bad impacts on your offsprings. Why not think about it yourself. Have you ever thought about the time consumed by the tele film running in your television from evening till night . How much time have you given to your offspring ? Can one or two tutions fulfill your child’s necessities or with that your responsibilities for them has been accomplished? Have you ever discussed about study related matters in the parent’s meetings held in your child’s school ? What have you done to increase your child’s interest in studies or do you just demoralise them by comparing your earlier times with them ? Have you guided your child in their childhood in exploring alphabets, compound words, sentence making ?
Now in true sense, we should pay all our attentions in planning the future of these students. Candidates that did not pass in the HSLC examination from each high school present in every village should be given priorities and should be brought forward or else they will be lagging behind. If various Social Organisation/NGO’s come forward to their assistance, it will be a great support for the Assamese community/society.