Government schools in Chandigarh have shown an improvement in the pass percentage this year in CBSE Class X exams, the results of which were declared on Thursday. Out of 79 government schools, including model and non-model, 46 have recorded 100% pass percentage.
The total pass percentage has also gone up to 99%. However, only a handful of students have achieved Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 10.
"Last year, the results were not so good. As far as I can remember, total pass percentage was 98% and students had not got high marks. But this year, the results are really good," said an official of the education department.
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, has topped among the government schools with 17 students scoring perfect 10 while the Sector-35 school is second with eight such students. A total of 44 students have scored a CPGA of 10.
"I am very happy to see the result this year and the improvement shows how much hard work students are putting in round the year to get best of grades that will ensure their entry in good fields of higher education," said DPI (schools) Sandeep Hans.
According to CBSE, private schools have surged ahead this year as compared to the government school. The board had blamed it on the mindset of people that government schools are meant for poor and underprivileged.
"I think that parents are reluctant to make their child study in government schools due to a feeling that these are meant to cater only to the poor or economically backward sections and that the standard of education is not good. But I think that it is wrong and it is high time the people see future in the government schools also," said CBSE regional officer RJ Khanderao.