Delhi government-run schools have outshined private schools for the fourth consecutive year, by taking the pass percentage in Class XII CBSE exams up by 4 per cent to 94.24 per cent. In the latest results, which was announced on Thursday, the Delhi government schools have overshadowed the private schools with a success 3.5 percentage points higher than the latter.
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Data provided by the Delhi government shows that 1,29.917 government school students appeared in the CBSE Class 12 exams. Of that, 1,22,428 passed. Moreover, there was a higher number of students appearing in the exams than last year. The number of schools with a 100 per cent pass rate risen to 203 from last year’s 168 schools. Furthermore, 732 schools have secured more than 90 per cent results, higher than last year.
Likewise, another achievement is girls outperforming boys, with their pass percentage being 4.8 percentage points higher. Data shows that the pass percentage of female students studying in Delhi government school was 96.3 per cent, which is higher than last year’s 94.1 per cent. There has also been a noted improvement in the pass percentage of male students of 91.48 per cent compared to last year’s 85.98 per cent.
Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia congratulated the students, teachers and parents on Twitter. “Congratulations students, teachers, parents and Team Education of Delhi government for beating your own record of last year’s class 12 CBSE exams. Proud to announce that this year, 94.24% students of Delhi Govt. Schools passed the exam, an increase of 3.6 percentage points over last year.” The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made a tremendous difference in school education ever since coming to power in 2015. It brought about several initiatives to improve learning levels among students. A senior DoE official said government schools have put in ‘extra efforts’ to bring this result. “We have worked very hard. We took extra classes for students who were facing difficulties. We also held school pre-board exams for those who could not perform well in the first one. Its a collective effort of students, teachers and parents.”