New Delhi: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today claimed that the number of government school students in the national capital who passed CBSE class 12 exam has dropped during AAP rule.
In a tweet addressing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he said, “During Congress rule, 1.47 lakh students passed from government schools. My challenge is that like previous year this year also you could not break this record. Do not lie, see how number of students passing from private schools has increased while those from government schools has gone down.” In support of his claim, Maken tweeted the number of students who passed from government schools compared to private school in the last few years.
The data tweeted by the Congress leader showed that 1.47 lakh students had passed CBSE class 12 exam as compared to 76,000 from private schools, in 2013-14. In 2017-18, the number of students who passed from government schools was 1.09 lakh whereas the number was 91,000 in case of private schools.
As the CBSE declared Class 12 results on Saturday, Delhi was third in terms of pass percentage after Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that the Delhi government schools had a pass percentage of 90.64, against last year’s 88.27 per cent. Kejriwal had lauded the students and said that the good results were achieved despite many hurdles.