Delhi government has ordered education officers to adopt the government schools that performed poor in the board exams this year.
According to the Government, in Class X, 72 government schools of Delhi had pass percentage below 41 percent; in Class XII, 41 schools had pass percentage below 72 percent and 29 schools saw a decline of more than 10 percent in Class XII results as compared to last year.
After “adoption”, the officers will personally monitor the performance of their respective schools. The circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) states, “All concerned officers of the directorate are requested to adopt the allotted schools for monitoring the academic performance during the session 2018-19. Mentors are expected to visit the respective schools at least once in a fortnight and submit the report in the performance available online, preferably on the same day of the visit.”
In 2018, the pass percentage in Class X of Delhi government schools fell to 69.32 percent from that of 92.44 percent in 2017.
A total of 1,36,663 students of 990 Delhi government schools for the Class X exams in 2018 of which 94,160 passed and around to 275 schools had a pass percentage below 60 percent.
Of the 844 schools that offer Class XII, 41 had a pass percentage below 72 percent in 2018. The lowest pass percentage is at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya (Rama Krishna) Madanpur Khadar, at 41.67%.
The officer will also assess whether the head of school supervises classes, the syllabus is covered properly, and there is awareness of the latest examination pattern.