"He called upon the teachers to know the problems of their weak students and pay them personal visits to bring about improvement.
"All of us need to change our attitude and approach to ensure an end to the nil pass record," he said while asserting that the department would serious look into the problems of shortage of teachers and infrastructure in the government schools.
"He emphasized the need to motivate teachers and students equally to improve the quality of education in government schools.The advisor said despite appointing 2,700 teachers under the SSA scheme, the quality of education in the elementary and primary sections had gone down instead of improving.
"The government schools are not only having nil result but there is also poor enrolment of students, which is disheartening," he said.Stating that the government has taken so many initiatives and spent huge amount of money to ensure quality education, he said "teachers are in a noble profession on whom the parents have put their entire hopes.
"In rural areas, students and parents are more interested in farming activities than education," they said.Transfer of teachers, random upgradation of schools, proxy teachers and teachers resigning in mid session were also cited as the other reasons for the poor performance.After listening to the views aired at the meeting, Advisor for School Education, K T Sukhalu said, "time has come to seriously ponder on the actual problems and improve the performance of government schools.
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