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Govt schools shine

delhi Updated: May 22, 2010 00:42 IST
Mallica Joshi

Delhi’s government schools, registering a pass percentage of 88.86 per cent, have pipped private schools to wrest the top spot.

Private schools registered a pass percentage of 87.18. The pass percentage of government schools has gone up by 1.73 per cent from 87.14% last year to 88.87% this year.
The Delhi government schools were also the best performers among the government schools in the whole country.

Government school topper Vivek Kansal of Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Surajmal Vihar, scored a very impressive 94.6% in the Commerce stream.

“The Class 12 Board results of government schools have been continuously showing an upward trend from 2005-06. I congratulate the children, parents and teachers for this achievement,” said Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit.

The number of government schools with 100 per cent result also went up from 50 to 63 this year.

“We have had a very satisfying result this year. This feat was achieved despite tough papers,” said Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.

Girls outshined the boys with a pass percentage of 89.13 per cent as opposed to 81.12 per cent for boys. The trend is similar to last year’s.

“The consistent betterment in government school results is because of the various programmes for teachers,” Lovely said.

The Class 12 pass percentage has been steadily increasing from 77.80 per cent in 2003-04 to 88.86 this year.

The Delhi government has increased impetus on training sessions and workshops for teachers in the last six years.

Panchkula was a surprising second in the government school category with a pass percentage of 79.44%.

Chennai came third with a pass percentage of 73.15, a drastic fall from last years’ 85.06%.