CBSE results proves studying in Govt schools should not be looked down upon: Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the excellent results of the Delhi government schools in CBSE class 12th exams have proved that intelligence cannot be measured by financial status, and that these schools are capable of bright future as against a time when they were looked down upon.
Kejriwal and Deputy CM and Education Minister Manish Sisodia congratulated the Delhi government school students, teachers, and parents for achieving 98 per cent passing percentage in CBSE class 12th examinations.
Addressing a digital press briefing, Kejriwal said, “This year, Delhi has achieved 98 per cent in class 12 CBSE results. I think no government schools in any state have achieved such a great result in the last 70 years. The private schools have achieved 92.2 per cent results, and government schools have received 97.92 per cent, which is the highest amongst the government schools in the entire country. Examinations were conducted in a total of 916 schools of the Delhi govt, out of which 396 schools have received 100 per cent results.’
‘Since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has been formed, the results have been consistently improving since 2016. The result achieved in 2016 was 88.9 per cent, they were 90 per cent in 2018, 94 per cent in 2019, and 98 per cent results have been achieved this year,’ he said.
Kejriwal said that the government schools in Delhi were considered substandard and were looked down upon at one point.
“At one point, the students studying in government schools were considered incompetent. Today, government school students have proved that they are no less than anybody else. They have proved that they are no less in intelligence and that intelligence of a person cannot be measured by money he/she has. I have heard a lot of people saying that a poor family does not want their child to study. Rather than studying, a poor man wants his children to be employed and earn money for the family,’ he said.
‘When the condition of the government schools was bad, poor families did not use to send their children to schools. But when the conditions of the schools improved, a poor family wants to invest time and money in the education of their child,’ the CM said.
‘There was a time when it was believed that government school teachers do not teach. The teachers have proved that they are no less than private school teachers,’ said the CM.