While girls once again outsmarted the boys at the Higher Secondary School examination results declared by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary School Education (GBSHSE) on Wednesday, the overall passing percentage dropped as compared to last year.
While 77.17 per cent of the students who answered the exams passed this year, last year the passing percentage was 82.52. This year while 79.16 per cent of the girls appearing for the exams were successful, amongst the boys the passing percentage was 74.90 per cent.
GBHSE Chairman Mervin D’Souza while taking cognizance of the drop in the number of students passing this year, said the Board will analyse the reasons for the same.
For the first time, the results declared do not specify what class the student has secured but merely states whether the student has passed or failed and the class will have to be calculated from the marks secured by the student.
For the next academic year, even the marks will be done away with and students will be given only the grades that they have secured.
As per the results, the success percentage in the different streams are as follows: 66.69 per cent in Arts, 79.28 per cent in Commerce, 74.60 per cent in Science and 87.59 per cent in Vocational.
Four Higher Secondary Schools in Commerce and Vocational streams secured cent per cent results. In Commerce stream, Bhumika HSS, Poriem, Vivekanand HSS, Balli, Our Lady of Rosary HSS, Dona Paula and Don Bosco HSS, Panjim secured 100 per cent results while in Vocational stream, Government HSS, Canacona, Holy Trinity HSS, Benaulim, St Theresa HSS, Candolim and B B Shikshan Saunstha’s HSS, Dharbandora secured cent per cent result.
On the other hand three Higher Secondary Schools saw a passing percentage of just 15% in science stream. They are T B Cunha Government Higher Secondary School, Panjim, Sacordem Educational Society’s Higher Secondary School, Sacordem and Government Higher Secondary School, Sanguem.