Performance of Govt schools better than Pvt schools: Sheila

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New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) Expressing elation over the significant improvement in performance of class XII students of Delhi Government schools in the CBSE examinations, the results for which were declared today, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the results of the Government schools had shown a marked improvement over last year.

While the pass percentage of the Government schools in Delhi has gone up from 82.71 per cent to 85.70 per cent, the corresponding result of public schools as well as Kendriya Vidyalayas has decreased by 0.6 per cent and 2.14 per cent respectively, Ms Dikshit said at a joint press conference here with Education Minister Aravinder Singh after the CBSE declared its results for class XII.

The result of the public schools has decreased from 88.39 per cent to 87.81 per cent.

Ms Dikshit congratulated its department of Education for its untiring efforts in bringing improvement and imparting quality education in Government schools.

''The fact that the pass percentage in the 12th class examination has jumped from 63.50 per cent in 1997-98 to 85.70 per cent this year reflects excellent performance of Delhi Government schools,'' Ms Dikshit said.

''The position of Delhi Government schools has improved from fifth in 2007 to third this year. In fact, we are proud to say that the Government schools in Delhi are one of the best in the country,'' the Chief Minister said.

In this context, she complimented the commitment of Government school teachers who have been putting extra efforts.

Education Minister Aravinder Singh attributed the improvement in performance by Government schools to the training given by the state Government to the school teachers.

Expressing confidence that the Delhi Government schools would continue to improve their performance, Ms Dikshit said, ''We are not going to be satisfied till we reach the magic figure of 90 per cent.'' UNI AR PK DB1845

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