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Why Govt schools fare better

Govt schools have once again outsmarted public schools in board results, report Kanu Sarda and Bhuvan Bagga.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 02:26 IST

Time and again, the Kendriya Vidyalayas and various government schools have stamped their supremacy over public schools in board results. This year is no exception.

Delhi region’s KVs have stood second in the country with a pass percentage of 93.59 per cent. Girls and boys, credit goes to both for this. Although compared to the boys who have performed reasonably well, the girls have been outstanding.

If these schools are standing head and shoulders above others, credit is also due to their schoolteachers and principals.

“The hardwork my teachers put in needs to be praised. We receive students from all strata of society and to raise their level is a difficult task,” said AK Gautam, Principal, KV, Sector VIII RK Puram.

“Not just excellent board results, the KVs have beaten other schools in one other aspect: consistently imparting good quality education.”

“Most students who come here are talented but lack opportunities. Here in order to channelise their energies we have just introduced special interactive newsletters for them where they can write. To get the maximum out of them our central aim is more student-teacher interaction,” said Dr Saroj Chamboli, Principal, Rajkiya Prathibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Surajmal Vihar.

RPVV holds the distinction of achieving highest pass percentages from among government schools in the last few years.

Besides, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has started printing study materials for all subjects.

“The materials are very helpful at least for an average student to prepare for the board exams,” said Pushkar Soni, Principal, RK Puram Sector II.

What’s true for the KVs is also true for government schools.

“The encouragement given to teachers and students especially by the CM herself has proved beneficial. Also rigorous inspections by the education department has helped us achieve our target,” said Rina Ray, Principal Secretary (education).