Finished at school
For almost 1,050 of our ca. 12,000 pupils in India their school days have recently come to an end: they had to sit their final exams at the higher schools and the technical college of our Indian wortundtat partner AMG India: about 1,200 had been admitted to the tests in May. And 85 percent of these were able to meet the requirements and achieved the necessary number of points.
“We regard this result as very, very positive, because one has to see it against the social background most of our pupils share”, said Arun Kumar Mohanty, Director of AMG. “Apart from a few exceptions, most of the children we teach come from the lower sections of society. The majority of their parents can neither read nor write. They normally do not expect their children to have the opportunity of learning something ‘useful’ and therefore do not support or encourage them.” In spite of this difficult starting position most graduates, compared to other schools of the region, passed their exams with above-average grades. This is particularly evident when one looks at the results of the tenth class: whilst in this age group in the Federal State of Andhra Pradesh 88 percent of the examinees passed the tests, the number in the wortundtat schools rose to 93.5 percent. In Rajavolu (109 pupils), Vadarevu (56) and Chilakaluripet (40) all pupils who sat the exam managed to solve all exercises.