Poor SSLC results: CCTV cameras, webcasting not the cause, says KPMTCC

11:11 AM May 14, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Private School Managements, Teaching, and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee (KPMTCC) has refuted claims made by education officials regarding the decline in SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) results, attributing it to the implementation of CCTV cameras.


KPMTCC members dismissed the assertion that the installation of CCTV cameras and a webcasting system caused a 30% drop in SSLC results. Instead, they alleged that the responsibility lies with departmental officials.

Representatives of various private school organizations, gathered to address the issue, emphasized that the decline in SSLC results is not due to surveillance measures but rather the failure of education authorities to address fundamental issues affecting the quality of education.

The committee highlighted longstanding concerns, such as the lack of revisions to the syllabus for classes up to V for the past 18 years. Despite reports indicating the irrelevance of certain textbooks, no action has been taken to update them, leading to a situation where students struggle to score even 25 marks in English as a Second Language (ESL) after a decade of study.

Furthermore, KPMTCC members criticized the Education Minister for being inaccessible to stakeholders and failing to address pressing issues in the education sector. They also raised concerns about the alleged involvement of an Andhra lobby in the preparation of question papers for state board exams and the Common Entrance Test (CET), citing instances of out-of-syllabus questions.


Following these grievances, representatives of private school organizations submitted an appeal to the Chief Minister, urging him to take steps to improve the state’s educational standards. The Chief Minister has reportedly acknowledged the concerns and promised to convene a meeting soon to address the issues raised by KPMTCC and other stakeholders.


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