Mumbai: A 43-year-old man from Pune and his son both appeared for Maharashtra’s class 10 board exams this year but the results sparked mixed feelings for the family as the father sat for the exam, while the son failed.
The results of the annual Class 10 examinations held by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Tertiary Education were announced on Friday.
Bhaskar Waghmare, who had to drop out of school after class 7 and take up a job to support his family, was keen to resume his studies. After a 30-year hiatus, he took the exams this year with his son.
“I always wanted to study more, but I couldn’t do it earlier because of family responsibilities and to earn a living,” Waghmare, a resident of Babasaheb Ambedkar Dias Plot in the city of Pune who has a private job. evening.
“For some time I had been wanting to go back to school and take courses that would help me earn more. So I had decided to sit for the class 10 exams. My son was also sitting for the exams this year, and it helped me,” he said.
Waghmare said he used to study every day and prepare for exams after work.
Although he is now happy that he passed the exams, he is sad that his son failed two tests.
“I will help my son to take the extra exams (arranged for students who failed in certain subjects) and I hope he will pass them,” he said.
His son Sahil also had mixed feelings.
“I’m happy that my father did what he always wanted to do. But I won’t give up either. I’m going to prepare for the additional exams and try to pass the papers,” he added.
According to the results announced on Friday, the overall pass rate this year was 96.94%.
The Konkan Division recorded the highest passing percentage with 99.27, while the Nashik Division was bottom with 95.90%.
This year, students taking the exam were given an extra 30 minutes to complete the papers and, for their convenience, their own schools were allowed as exam centers.
Last year (2020-21), the exams were canceled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and the results were prepared based on the grades obtained in the class 9 exam and according to the class 10 internal assessments. The pass percentage for 2020-2021 was 99.95%.
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