The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, stung by its bungling of the marks in the Higher Secondary School results, has asked the Secondary Schools to check the marks before handing them over to the students.
A fall out of the mess at the HSSCE results is that the board is now doing a rethink of having only the grading system for the results for the next exams.
The SSCE results brought much cheer as the number of schools scoring 100 per cent passing doubled from 20 per cent last year to 41 per cent this year. The icing on the cake is the fact that seven schools from Pernem taluka, considered to be a backward taluka, had all the students passing the exams.
Government schools too performed quite well with as many as nine of them getting cent per cent results. These schools are Government High Schools at Revora-Nadora, Mencurem-Bicholim, Shirgao, Agarwada-Pernem, Molcornem, Balli, Surla, Siridao and Sadolxem.
Students benefiting from the sports policy have quadrupled this year with as many as 458 benefitting as against the 113 who availed this scheme last year.