Jamshedpur : The East Singhbhum district education department is all set for the evaluation of matric and intermediate examinations.
The district education department has zeroed in eight evaluation centres to carry out the evaluation work. Although the final dates for the evaluation is yet to be decided by Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC), officials in the East Singhbhum district education department said it will begin soon.
JAC will decide the dates within a couple of days. Last year the evaluation process for both matric and intermediate started in the last week of Mar just after the board exams concluded.
Sakchi Balika Uchcha Vidyalaya; Sakchi High School and Gurunanak High School, Sakchi Bharat Sevashram Uchcha Vidyalaya, Sonari; have been identified as the evaluation centres for matriculation and Jamshedpur High School, Dhatkidih; Michael John Uchcha Vidyalaya, Golmuri; JKS Inter College, Mango and Utkal Samaj, Golmuri have been identified for evaluation of intermediate answer sheets.
More than 100 teachers in East Singhbhum ought to get engaged in the evaluation work that will continue for about 10-15 days.
R.K.P. Singh, district education officer (DEO), East Singhbhum said that the East Singhbhum district education department will propose an extension in the duration of the paper evaluation per day by two hours to complete evaluating the number of answer sheets on time as the result date is May 20.
There are around 250 teachers including 159 government teachers in the secondary level in East Singhbhum and a little more than 100 teachers in senior secondary including the 25 teachers from government schools.
With JAC taking steps in improving its standards, it has introduced a new method of scrutiny from this year. An evaluator has to correct an answer sheet and crosscheck the totalling twice before it is fed in the computer.
The most important part is that every evaluator has been given a rubber stamp which they have to use in every single copy they check. The stamp bears the name of the evaluator and the name of the college he/she belongs to.
The council has taken some positive steps to improve the results this year. Teachers workshop on how to make studies interesting, mock test for science, model questions which have been introduced in the last academic session will be more in frequency this year.
The JAC results in intermediate for the past 15 years have been poor especially science which have been around 30-40 per cent.