Delhi: Govt Schools Reached A Record High Of 90.68% Pass Percentage, 2.37% Increase From Last Year

The Logical Indian Crew Delhi

May 29th, 2018 / 2:56 PM

Representational Image: India TribuneManish Sisodia

With a steady increase in Budget allocation to education, Government schools in Delhi have been performing well over the past few years. In the CBSE results for class XII which were declared on Saturday, the pass percentage in Delhi government schools reached a record high of 90.68%, a 2.37% increase from the last year, outperforming the private schools which stood at 88.35%.

Following the results, several AAP leaders took to Twitter and congratulated the students and the Education Department. Education Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted telling how the performance of the government school students have improved.



Atishi Marlena, the former education advisor to Delhi government, who was widely credited for her contributions to reforms in government schools, congratulated the students for their performance.



This progress is said to be a result of huge infrastructural developments and education reforms undertaken by the Government of Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party for the second time formed a government in Delhi after a landslide victory in 2015 Assembly elections. As indicated by their Election Manifesto, Delhi Government focused mainly on Education and Health sector for which a majority of the budget is allotted every year.


Budget Allocation for education sector

The allocation for the education sector in Budget has been on a steady rise over the last three financial years (fy). The government allocation for education in its annual budget stood at Rs. 9836 crores (for fy 2015 – 2016), Rs. 10690 crore (for they 2016 – 2017), Rs. 11,300 crore (for the fy 2017 – 2018) and a record high Rs. 13,997 (for the fy 2018 – 2019) highest among all sectors accounting for 26% of the annual state budget.

Delhi Government’s budget push enabled the education ministry to invest more in infrastructure. The Delhi Government has put forward several proposals for the education sector- training girls for self-defence, installing CCTV cameras in government schools, and constructing 30 new school campus, among others.



New initiatives for educational reform

Apart from infrastructural developments, Delhi government has launched several initiatives aimed at every stratum of school education. “Every child can read” campaign was organised to help weaker students gain exposure to reading.

Through the “Mentor Teacher program” a cadre of 200 experienced teachers were assigned five to six schools each to provide academic support to schools and for introducing new methods in teaching.

Mega Parent-Teacher Meetings” were organised to engage parents and teachers through large-scale events held in all schools simultaneously. Over 200 schools which were earlier operating from class 1 have now started primary classes.

Chunauti – 2018 which was adopted by the Delhi government aimed at reducing the dropout rates in schools.

Spoken English courses for government school students were initiated in collaboration with the British Council, India-McMillan Education, Academy for Computers Training (Gujarat) and Trinity College London.

Last week the Delhi government asked 575 private schools to refund excess fees with an interest of 9%.

 


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