Written byAyushi Chamoli
The pass percentage of CBSE Class X has declined drastically for government schools in Delhi, revealed a recent report released by NGO Praja Foundation, which works in the education sector.
The number of students passing the Class X board examination has fallen from 92.44% in 2016-17 to 68.9% in 2017-18, noted the report titled 'State of Public (School) Education in Delhi'.
Insight from #Praja Foundation's report launch on Status of #Public #School #Education in #Delhi, 2019. The report highlights the fundamental issues in government schools of Delhi.— Praja.org (@Prajafoundation) March 15, 2019
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The report further said there was "no seriousness on the part of elected representatives" as 40% of Delhi's AAP MLAs didn't raise a single issue on education between March 2017 and January 2018.
"In MCD, 49 councilors did not raise any issue in 2017-18," it pointed out, adding that only 11% of the total 272 MCD councilors raised more than 10 issues in 2017-18.
The report stated, "This is a disgraceful situation - despite the state allocating a huge amount of financial resources (Rs. 75,056 per child for 2018-19) the future of lakhs of students is at stake. There has been no seriousness on the part of elected representatives."
Notably, the number of students passing Class-X in Delhi's public schools, as the report said, declined after the reintroduction of Class-X board exams in 2016-17.
The pass percentage drastically went down from 92.44% in 2016-17 to 68.90% in 2017-18.
It's worth mentioning that CBSE introduced the grading system for Class-X in 2009-10, and completely eliminated board examination from 2010-11, only to bring it back.
In the 10th year of the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, the report commented on the fall in enrollment, highlighting issues in Delhi government schools' education system.
"In State Government schools, there is a fall in enrolment of 1,32,138 students, an 8% drop from 2013-14 to 2017-18," it said. Enrolment in MCD schools also declined by 17%.
The Parliament of India passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act on August 4, 2009, making education free and compulsory for children aged 6-14 years under Article 21A. With this, India joined 134 other countries that made education a fundamental right.
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