Government schools keep up the good show
Continuing its good performance, Delhi government schools managed an all time high pass percentage of 77.12 in the Class X results announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday. The improvement has been a record 17.3 percent from the 59.73 percent figure of last year.
Buoyed by the results — first Class XII and then Class X — Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said this was possible due to the efforts of students, teachers and officials of the Education Department.
So significant has been the performance of the government schools that the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has carried out two case studies on these schools, Lovely said. “Another case study on our success story has been commissioned,” he added.
The overall result of CBSE for the entire country has improved by 7.28 per cent while Delhi government schools have shown a development of 17.3 per cent. “This increase in absolute percentage points in a single year is the highest ever,” Lovely said. The pass percentage was a poor 48.03 per cent in 2004-05. “This increase in two years is more than the increase in the preceding ten years,” the minister added.
The gap between private and government schools in Delhi has been reduced from a figure of 28.59 per cent last year to 13.93 per cent this year.
Interestingly, of the 1165 government schools in the city, there are only 46 schools where all the students have passed the board exams. There are 276 schools where the pass percentage is 90 percent and more.
“Strict monitoring, computerisation of the entire department and a new orientation towards schools education are the keys for success,” added Lovely.
A 15-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her neighbour in Gultekdi area. A case related to the incident was registered on Saturday. As per the complaint filed by the girl's father at Swargate police station, on February 19, the victim participated in a play organised in her school on the occasion of Shiv Jayanti. When she returned home and was changing clothes, the accused allegedly entered her home and threatened and raped her.
The Pune railway division has cancelled the Pune Howrah Express train from Monday, August 8 to Saturday, August 13 due to the technical work of yard modification to be carried out in the Kanhan yard of Nagpur division of the southeast central railway. It has been decided to cancel or terminate these trains starting from Pune or other stations. Another train, Pune to Bilaspur Express (train number 12850), has been cancelled as well.
Mumbai: With uncertainty over the Supreme Court verdict and hard bargaining by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in the power-sharing deal in cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party is quietly working on Plan B to retain power in the state. The Eknath Shinde- Devendra Fadnavis government has the support of 164 MLAs in the assembly, apart from speaker Rahul Narwekar, who belongs to the BJP.
The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre, Katraj, will soon have an enclosure ready to house two Asiatic lions, Tejas and Subhi. The enclosure is being constructed since last year and will be ready in two months, said officials. “The lions will now have their own enclosure, for they have been sharing space with white tigers and the Royal Bengal tigers,” said zoo director, Rajkumar Jadhav.
The constant screeching and squawking of a parrot has forced a 72-year-old man in Pune to file a police complaint, an official said on Sunday Suresh Shinde filed a complaint with Khadki police station on August 5 against his neighbour Akbar Amjad Khan as the latter's parrot would constantly screech and squawk, which was allegedly disturbing the senior citizen, the official said.