Improvement in Govt school results due to quality edn: Lovely

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New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely today said the continuing improvement in the performance of Delhi Government schools in the Class X CBSE exams, the results for which were declared this morning, was a result of the effort by the state Government to impart quality education in these schools.

Continuing the improvement in their performance for about a decade, the Delhi Government schools secured a pass percentage of 83.68 per cent this year, a 6.56 per cent improvement in their results over last year.

''The results of the Government schools has gone up from 77.12 per cent last year to 83.68 per cent whereas the results of the public schools has increased only marginally, from 91.05 per cent, to 91.10 per cent.

Further, the number of students who have appeared from the Government schools in Class X has also increased from 95309 to 105538. Besides, 100 Government schools this year have had 100 per cent result. For this, the students, teachers and education officers of the Delhi government need to be congratulated,''Mr Lovely said at a press conference after the declaration of the Class X results by the CBSe this morning.

Conratulating the Directorate of Education for its untiring efforts in bringing improvement and imparting quality education in the Government schools, the Minister said,''ten years ago, in the year 1997-98, the pass percentage in Class X examination was only 32.10 per cent which has gone up to 83.68 per cent this year, showing a growth of approximately 52 per cent. This reflects the excellent performance of the students of Delhi Government schools.'' In this context, he noted that the number of Government schools with more than 90 per cent result had almost doubled, from 240 last year, to 476.

Especially remarkable was the fact that a lot of schools in rural areas like Tika Ghir, Alipur Boy, Palla, Bijwasan and Mohammedpur.

In this context, he pointed out that six schools in the Mangolpuri and Sultanpuri areas had secured a 100 per cent result.

In order to bring about a further improvement in Government school results, the state Government had evolved several schemes wherein meritorious students would be given the Indira award.

Morever, students and teachers of Government schools that have achieved 100 per cent result will be felicitated by the state Government.

Under another scheme called 'Leader of Tomorrow', talented students, teachers and principals will be taken on a study visit to Singapore this Diwali to apprise them of the latest education methods there.

Detailing the reasons for the improvement in Government school results, Mr Lovely said,''one of the focus areas of our government has been the teaching training module introduced in our system.

Also, there has been an increasing emphasis on extra corricular activities as well as areas like Mental Maths.

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