The performance of Delhi government schools in this year’s CBSE Class 12 examination results has far surpassed that of private schools, according to Delhi Government statement.
In Science stream Vikas Upadhyah, RPVV Yamuna Vihar got 97 per cent. In Commerce stream Garvit Dang of RPVV of Shalimar Bagh got 96.2 per cent. In Arts Jyoti of SKV Nangloi got 94.8 per cent and in Vocational Harshita of SKV Dhansa got 93 per cent.
This is the second year in a row that government schools have performed better than private schools. Last year, the gap between government and private schools’ pass percentage was 2%. This year that gap has gone up to 9%, with government schools at 88.27% and private schools at 79.27%.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia congratulated all children, teachers and principals for the outstanding performance. He said: “Children studying in government and private schools, are both ours. But it is a moment of pride that children studying in Delhi’s government schools are performing so much better than private schools. This remarkable result has been achieved despite the fact that this year we had prevented cheating in a big way.”
The Delhi government had deputed SDMs and other district officials to keep a close watch on examination centres and ensure that cheating doesn’t take place. Apart from this, the government has been introducing several interventions to improve learning outcomes. Despite the focus in schools on such interventions, the motivation and drive of schools that led them to support Class 12 students has resulted in this incredible result.
The Delhi government’s premier Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas (RPVVs) have outperformed the Central government’s Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs). RPVVs pass percentage is 99.7 per cent and that of KVs is 94.6 per cent. As many as 33 students have scored a perfect 100 score in one or more subjects. The number of schools which have a pass percentage of more than 90 per cent has gone up from 547 to 554 this year.
The Deputy Chief Minister announced that the toppers of all schools and streams will be felicitated.