Once again, government schools in the city outshone their private counterparts in the Class 10 Board exam results that were announced on Thursday.
While the government schools in the city have seen a pass percentage of 99.02%, the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools have seen a pass percentage of 99.48%.
The private schools, on the other hand, have seen a pass percentage of 98.78%.
“Not only has the percentage of students who have cleared the exam gone up, but girls have fared much better than boys. Also, government schools have fared better than private schools with a pass percentage of 99.02%,” said MC Sharma, controller of examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Even though private coaching has always been discouraged at the Kendriya Vidyalayas, officials said some students were provided additional assistance by the teachers upon request.
“We have very good quality teachers because of which we actively discourage coaching. We also have a system of identifying students who are weak in certain areas. They are given rigorous coaching after school hours so that they fare better,” said Avinash Dikshit, commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).
Education minister Arvinder Singh said the performance of government schools was not very good in the earlier years, with only 46.14% of the students clearing the exam.
The steep rise in the pass percentage over a span of 11 years, he said, can be attributed to classroom teaching and learning that is executed in these schools.
“We have reached a very good level and now it should be our aim to maintain this performance. We had hoped for a pass percentage of 95% and I am extremely happy that we have outshone some of the most popular schools,” said Arvinder Singh, education minister.
He also said that girls had fared better than the boys. While the overall pass percentage of girls is 98.32 %, the pass percentage of boys is 97.57% in Delhi government schools.