Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely congratulated the students of government schools whose performance in the CBSE class 12th results, declared Friday, had improved compared to last year.
The overall pass percentage of Delhi government schools has gone up by 1.44 per cent. "There has been a marked improvement in pass percentage of students of Delhi government schools whereas there has been a decrease in pass percentage of students from public schools in Delhi," the minister said, in a statement.
Lovely said that government schools in Delhi, in fact, had bridged the gap and established parity in performance with public schools.
"Pass percentage of government schools has gone up from 85.70 to 87.14 per cent whereas the percentage has decreased in case of aided schools from 78.61 to 75.68 (down 2.93 per cent) and in case of public schools from 87.81 to 87.17 (down 0.64 per cent)," he said.
Lovely said that last year there was difference (2.11 per cent) between pass percentage of public schools (87.81 per cent) and government schools 85.70 per cent. "It is credible that this year the pass percentage of government and public schools is same," he said.
"Number of merit certificate winners in government schools has gone up from 98 in 2008 to 124 in 2009 which is also a big achievement," he added.
Lovely also said it was a matter of great satisfaction that Delhi government schools have also been imparting quality education to the special children, with Anuj Goel from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Shalimar Bagh topping all over India with 96.4 percent in Class XII with Commerce in this category.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also congratulated the students and their parents on their outstanding performance.