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Govt schools level scores with private counterparts

delhi Updated: May 22, 2009 23:42 IST
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It's neck and neck competition now.

Government schools have achieved a pass percentage of 87.14 per cent, nearly at par with private schools with a pass
percentage of 87.17 per cent.

“It is because of the continuous effort of the Directorate of Education of the Delhi Government that government schools have been able to do so well,” said Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.

Last year, there was a 2.11 per cent difference in pass percentages between government schools and private schools.

This year, government schools have shown an improvement of 1.44 per cent, while private schools showed a decline of
0.64 per cent.

“This year, government schools have proved they are equally capable of providing quality,” Lovely said. “This shows that money is not a criteria for good education.”

Lovely said Delhi government schools have also secured the highest position among all CBSE schools for the third successive year.

He also expressed concern over the declining quality of unaided schools. “While the pass percentage of aided schools was 78.61 per cent, this year it is 75.68 per cent,” Lovely said. “If their standards continue declining, we may have to take action.”

Only setback for government schools was the 100 pass percentage, which stood at 50 schools as against 70 last year.