Jammu: The education projects and schemes launched by Jammu and Kashmir government to uplift the education system in the state have proved to be a cropper as large number of students have failed to clear class 10 exams.

In what could be termed as a mockery of the education system, 16 teachers were deployed for a single girl student by the Srinagar Girls High School administration. However, the efforts failed to pay off as the girl could not pass her class 10 exams.

Students of 51 schools out of the total 877 high schools that fall in the winter zone of the state failed to pass class 10 exams. Shockingly there are 20 schools in the Kashmir division that have 214 teachers in comparison to a strength of 145 students.  Despite this, not a single student could manage to clear the matriculation exams. Likewise in 31 schools that fall under the Jammu division not a single student could be promoted to class 11.

Meanwhile, lack of adequate number of teachers is being cited as one of the reasons for this shameful performance.

The issue also reverberated in the state assembly where the opposition ripped apart the government. While replying on the issue, state Tourism Minister Rigjin Zora admitted that some schools did not fare well and ordered the Education department secretary to probe the matter.