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Karnataka Cops Help Failed SSLC Students to Start Afresh in Life


The SSLC( Secondary School Leaving Certificate) results mark a remarkable change in a student’s life. It is a major determinant of his/her future and career prospects. However, for those who cannot get through, the failure can be psychologically overwhelming to handle and many also take up the wrong path.

According to the police inspector of Bandepalya, Rajesh LY, in the absence of proper guidance, some failed students of the SSLC exam resort to anti-social activities like robbery, theft, drinking, smoking, etc.

A study in Khaki

Credits: Bangalore Mirror

So, the inspector came up with a unique idea to bring these students back to school. he organized a team of constables to find out details of those students who failed the exam. The Bandepalya police approached groups like Darpana, Raajalaanchana, and private schools to collect the list of failed students in their jurisdiction.

After collecting the data, the inspector managed to convince the students and parents to join special classes in order to train and equip them for the upcoming supplementary exams. The special classes commenced on June 5.
When the police approached private school teachers to coach the students, they readily agreed. The NGOs approached the students and prepared the timetable for the classes.

A Bandepalya police inspector along with a private school teacher takes a class. Credit: DH Special arrangement

Credits: Deccan Herald

Classes for Kannada, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English, and Hindi have begun and will be held daily between 9 am and 3.30 pm till June 22, at Shubodini School. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Srinath Mahadev Joshi inaugurated the classes.

“We came up with the idea since students (failing exams) have high chances of falling into bad company, drugs or even getting into work,” said inspector Rajesh. He added that “We didn’t want students to get into such activities. A private college has assured us they would give a 30% fee cut for students passing the supplementary exams by attending the classes.”

Most of the students failed in Kannada language exam. Manju V M, a Kannada teacher from Diana Convent School, said most students lacked writing skills and failed to carry textbooks. The police are providing books also as most students belong to the poor or lower-middle-class background.

After the special classes began, no one has dropped out so far.“I thank police inspector Rajesh Sir, teachers, and volunteers for helping me to regain my confidence in education,” said Falak Arjuman, a student who joined classes.
Many students who are pursuing their graduation have also joined the initiative. By creating a model of positive social change, the Bandepalya police have set an example to emulate.

References: Bangalore Mirror, Deccan Herald

Featured Image Source: times of India

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