The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has taken intiative to issue notice to 240 school principals regarding unsatisfactory performance of the students of Class XII.
In the whole country, there is around 1,135 Kendriya Vidyalayas, of which 875 are up to class XII.
This means about 27 per cent of the 875 school principals have been asked to explain the drop in their Class XII pass percentage in comparison to 2015, and why action should not be initiated against them.
The 240 schools under scanner have registered a decline between 1 and 42 per cent in their pass percentage.
KVS has issued the notices to eight deputy commissioners and nine assistant commissioners who are in-charge of zones covering the 240 KVs. The notice was given to all KV schools last month.
There are 17 KV schools in Delhi region which have received notices from the KVS. Of them, three KVs — Rangpuri, Keshavpuram and Babugarh Cantt — have faced a decline in the 12th class perentage this year as compared to 2015.
The performance of KV is worst in Zakhama, Nagaland, where over 40 per cent of the students could not clear Board examinations this year. This is followed by schools in Bathinda and Cooch Behar, where pass percentage fell by 34 per cent and 27 per cent, respectively.
This year, the total pass percentage of KVs in Class XII CBSE exam was 95.46 per cent.
A KVS source told The Indian Express, “We want learning outcomes to be the focus. Class XII performance is just one of the many ways to measure this. Our effort will not remain limited to only Board examination performance. KVS will soon roll out other initiatives to ensure we can map learning outcomes from Class I onwards and make teachers and principals more accountable to students.”