Udupi/ Dakshina Kannada News:
This year, 14,371, including 7,213 boys, will take the SSLC exams at 52 centres in the district. Students in the district are being given special training to get A and A + grades.Last year, Udupi lost the first place by 1.01% to Mangaluru and this year’s strategy is to provide overall education. Hence, SC /ST and weak students were given special training with the option to stay at residential schools.
The department is concentrating on increasing the pass percentage rather than getting first place.Ramchandra Raje Aras, education officer, Udupi, said, “Special classes are being conducted before and after regular classes. Though Saturday is a half-day, SSLC students were given classes till evening. The student who failed in the preparatory exams are considered non-complete students and they were given training by expert teachers under ‘Prerana Shibira’.