PESHAWAR, 12 July: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to issue show cause notices to principals of 174 government schools for showing unsatisfactory performance in the matriculation exams.
Provincial Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan said while talking to media persons in Peshawar on Tuesday that although the matric results of the government schools were unsatisfactory, the overall standard of education has improved and the ratio of students getting A-Grade has increased. He insisted that pass percentage is not a measure of standard of education. He said if such was the case, then the government could have relaxed conditions in the examination halls to ensure maximum pass percentage.
The minister said the provincial government took some tough decisions to improve standard of education. He said the government installed CCTV cameras in the examination halls, changed the procedure of staff duty and also introduced a new pattern for multiple choice questions (MCQs) to ensure minimum cheating. He said tough measures by the government discouraged cheating which also had its impact on exam results.
He said show cause notices will be sent to the principals of 174 schools and further action will be taken against them if they did not file satisfactory reply.