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This blog is in continuation of how Education is floating in worst way in Gujarat and how they are biased with English medium students.We have gathered few articles from our sources and posted here to let every one know about the same.
No merit in English-medium students!
Gujarati-Medium Students Walk Away With All 32 Positions In Class X Merit List
Ahmedabad: If class XII (Science) results were an insult to English medium students last week, then class X results on Thursday were like adding salt to injury.
Not a single English-medium student has figured in the 32-strong state toppers’ list of class X exams conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB). This is the first time in recent years that English-medium students have been completely wiped out of the merit list.
In the class XII (Science) results last week, there were two English-medium students in the merit list and none in class XII (General).
This is most surprising as the class X pass percentage shows 92.29 per cent Englishmedium students clearing the boards against 62.34 per cent in Gujarati medium.
While the Gujarat government has made efforts to promote English at the primary level, the slip is now showing at the secondary and higher secondary levels where English-medium students have come to suffer a sense of persecution. It is alleged that the bias is ingrained in the system where, most shockingly, Gujarati-medium teachers are appraising answer-sheets of English-medium students.
Principal of St Xavier’s High School, Mirzapur, Father Vincent Paul says: “English-medium students are much more meritorious. But these poor marks hamper the progress in their careers.”
Radhika Aiyer, principal of Udgam school, says: “It is now taken for granted that English-medium students will not find a place in the list of toppers. It is in fact a
bonus whenever they do.”
Arjav Thakkar, the lone English-medium student in the Ahmedabad city merit list, told TOI: “I now think it was a mistake to repose faith in Gujarat board. It will be prudent for me to try CBSE or ICSE schools for my XII exams.”
Thakkar, who studies in MK Higher Secondary School at Law Garden, says there should be a separate merit list for English-medium students.
While board officials completely ruled this out, they tried to explain that the difference was largely due to the Gujarat medium students scoring high marks in English (lower level) paper and English medium students falling behind in Gujarati (lower level).
Clear bias against English medium students :
Is the language bias in Gujarat’s education system marring the careers of English medium students?
Evaluation of English medium papers is not done properly. Carried out by Gujarati medium teachers, it tends to become biased. Also, it is difficult to read cursive writing mostly used by English medium students, if the reader is not habituated to it. No merit in English medium students? It is not just insulting but also awkward that Gujarati medium teachers have goofed up while assessing answer sheets of English medium students. Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board has always been biased with English medium students. This approach is ingrained in the system to the extent that English medium students don’t even get adequate study material for making preparations for exams.
Gujarati medium teachers are checking answer sheets of English medium students, responsible for this phenomenon.
I VANDANA JADHAV (Student says): Board authorities should appoint English medium teachers to correct answer sheets otherwise it will affect the careers of English medium students.
I J RAMNIWAS (Student says): Get better examiners,Gujarati medium teachers are checking answer sheets of English medium students, responsible for this phenomenon.
Reference,Times of India, Ahmedabad, Date 6th June 6, 2009