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Govt schools get better by the year

Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya once again proved that students of Govt schools can perform at par with public schools.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 13:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

With four of its schools finding a mention in the top 100-list and each student getting at least three distinctions on an average, the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), run by the Delhi government, once again proved that students of government schools can perform at par with public schools if given proper care.

The four RPVVs at Gandhi Nagar, Surajmal Vihar, Shalimar Bagh and Dwarka have improved a lot on their standards. Last year just one out of the 14 RPVVs had found a mention in the top 100.

About 8000 children study in these model schools. Delhi education minister, Arvinder Singh Lovely, said that proper screening of students who are admitted to these schools alongwith a proper screening of teachers who teach here is one of the main reasons behind the success of these model schools.

“We plan to start more such model schools in the Capital,” said Lovely. Besides RPVV, the pass percentage of other Delhi government schools has also improved (78.05 %) as compared to last year (76.44 %).

This despite a six per cent increase in the number of candidates appearing for the class 12 exams. There are 30 schools where 100 per cent of the students have passed while 169 schools score 90 per cent or above in that respect.

Besides, not even a single school has less than 25 per cent students passing. “Delhi stands second, next to only Chandigarh, across India,” said Lovely.

First Published: May 25, 2006 13:42 IST