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92.44 pct students passed 10th exam in 2016, only 68.9 pct in 2017


Devdiscourse News Desk new delhi India
Updated: 15-03-2019 19:19 IST
92.44 pct students passed 10th exam in 2016, only 68.9 pct in 2017

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The pass percentage of class 10 fell from 92.44 per cent in 2016-17 to 68.9 per cent in 2017-18 for the government schools after CBSE board examination was reintroduced, a report released on Friday said. It also highlighted that around 40 per cent of AAP MLAs did not raise a single issue on education between March 2017 to January 2018.

"Pass percentage of class 10 fell from 92.44 per cent in 2016-17 to 68.90 in 2017-18 for state government schools after CBSE board examination pattern was reintroduced," it said. The report titled "State of School Education in Delhi" by Praja Foundation, an NGO working in the sector highlighted that 40 per cent of AAP MLAs did not raise a single issue on education from March 2017 to January 2018.

"Out of this, 11 MLAs did not raise even a single issue on education in the last three years (February 2015 to January 2018). "In MCD, 49 councillors did not raise even a single issue on education in 2017-18 and only 11 per cent of total councillors in 2017-18 raised more than 10 issues," the report said.

The enrolment in MCD schools too fell from 8.69 lakh in 2013-14 to 7.24 lakh in 2017-18, a 17 per cent drop, the report said. It said Class 1 enrolments in MCD schools fell by 43 per cent from 1.69 lakh in 2010-11 to 95,817 in 2017-18 and if the current trend continues, according to a time series analysis, enrolments would drop to 37,938 in 2020-21.

COUNTRY : India

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