Gilgit - Baltistan

KIU Board: Only 20 pc students of HSSC-I pass exams in Gilgit-Baltistan

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Gilgit, October 5: Only 20 percent students of Intermediate Part One exams have passed in Gilgit-Baltistan. This is 9 percent lesser than the abysmal passing ratio of 9th class students.

According to results announced by the Karakoram International University Examination Board, 7040 students took the HSSC-I exams. Only 1447 students out of them were able to pass.

The poor performance of two classes across the Gilgit-Baltistan region has raised serious questions about the state of educational development. Despite of exponential increase in salaries, improved training opportunities and relatively better exposure, the teachers seem to have failed to teach and the students seem to have failed to learn.

Stories of corruption are rampant in the education department, where political appointments are being made on the behest of Chief Minister, Minister for Education and other actors.

It is pertinent to note that majority of the schools and colleges affiliated with the KIU Examination Board are owned by the government. Many private and community based schools are also affiliated with the board.

Currently schools in Gilgit-Baltistan are affiliated with three boards, namely AKU – Examination Board, Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the Karakoram International University Examination Board. The performance of students in the AKUEB and FBISE is relatively better.

It appears that the public schools and the private and community based schools are lower at the priority of policy makers and the political leaders of the region.

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  1. It is really a matter of shame for the Education department for achieving poorest results in Board examinations of class 9th and Hssc part -1. Education is the back bone of any country for intellectual and social development. without quality education no one
    can survive in the developing world.the chief Minister GB, Minister education, and Education Department is responsible for this failing.out of 7040 students 1445 have passed the examination. and what about the 6595 students. it means through out the year only 1445 students, have attended class and the others were not in the class they just got enrolled.what will be the future of these students and their parents expenses it is big a the above mentioned responsible s..

  2. Many factors are involved in students poor out comes.
    Some are as follows:
    1. No close coordination amongst main stake holders that is teachers, students and parents.
    2. No poper mechanism is in place to ensure the accountability of faculty regarding students out come.
    3. Week students financially and academically get admissions in Govt. instituions.
    4. Students suffer superiority complex as they are assuming collegiate their self and give up hard working in studies.
    5. Teen age is also a major factor if on this stage proper counceling and guidance is not provided probability may be to mistrack and ultimately they loose their balance and austray from right path.
    6. KIU should ensure that only assessment is not their duty, the assurance of effective teaching is also mandatory. The KIU experts should observe the classes to ensure effective teaching that meets the required standard of KIU.
    6.Regarding the papers setters and checkers should be ensured that proper standard is maintained. I have noticed that in a paper head checkers was advicing if a student ha smade one mistake he would be given zero while he or she deserves 3or 4 in that question.
    7. No proper mechanism of recognizing and registration is in placed . Institutions are run in small hired buildings and that is affiliated or recognized at degree college level. This needs to be stopped to duplicate the resources.
    Research has showed that to cross the journey and stages of students perfomance from poor to fair, fair to good, good to great and great to excellent many interventions has to done by all stake holders. There are 20 best educational systems are exist atthe world level where 13 educational systems are sustain improvers like poland, singapor and 7 systems are promising start level like brazil, south afriqa etc.
    For sustaining improvement the policy makers need to shift the paradigm of teaching , learning and management processes.

    Ali Mehr
    Member Academics KESO
    Karakurum educational support Organization) Gilgit- Baltistan

  3. i think it would be better of to also blame the law enforcement agencies along wid the government for this cause, schools and colleges tends to remains shut most part of the year due to the law and order situation of the region,,, Government needs to take this matter seriously otherwise it wil reach at its worst stage. thanku…!

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