NAS 2021: 'Delhi schools perform better in higher classes'
- Under the survey, students in Class 3 -- assessed in language, mathematics, and environment studies -- showed an average performance of 48.7% in Delhi, as against a national average of 59%.
Delhi school students in classes 8 and 10 fared better than those in classes 3 and 5 in the National Achievement Survey 2021 results -- an assessment which compares the learning level of students in each class level against a national average performance -- released by the Centre on Wednesday.
The survey is a national-level large-scale assessment which examines the competencies developed by students in classes 3, 5, 8 and 10, and is conducted every three years to make an overall assessment of the school education system. In Delhi, 64, 049 students from 1,602 schools, both private and government, participated in the survey which took place last year.
Under the survey, students in Class 3 -- assessed in language, mathematics, and environment studies -- showed an average performance of 48.7% in Delhi, as against a national average of 59%. For Class 5 students, also assessed in language, mathematics, and environment studies, Delhi’s performance was 45% as against national average of 49%.
At 43.6%, Class 8 students, who were assessed in language, mathematics, science and social science, performed better in Delhi, as against a national average of 41.9%.
The national average for Class 10 is 37.8%, while Delhi’s mean average is 45.4%, after students were assessed in mathematics, science, social science, English and a modern Indian language.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.
The 1.2km-long one-way underpass, which is now open for regular traffic, begins near Sri Venkateswara College and goes beneath the South Campus Metro Station on to the Ring Road. One of its arms opens on to San Martin Road and the other on to Ring Road towards Moti Bagh, officials said.
This venerable stone gateway originally signposted the way to the aforementioned pilgrim town. One of the 14 Mughal-era gateways to punctuate the Walled City’s wall, the graceful Ajmeri Gate today is like a queen without her palace.