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Delhi govt schools performed best because we gave importance on education: Sisodia

NEW DELHI: A day after the CBSE results came out, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia presented the series of steps taken by the Delhi government to improve the schools education which led to the best result from the Delhi government schools. "This year Delhi government schools have performed the best in the last four years because we gave education the most importance," said Manish Sisodia.

He said 209 heads of schools were sent on educational trip to Cambridge or Finland, almost all HoS and officials have attended leadership training at IIMs. Such orientation enabled the HoS and DDEs to take ownership and leadership in their own domains.

"299 Teacher Development Coordinators and 279 Mentor Teachers have attended training on teaching and mentoring at NIE Singapore. As a result, Deputy Directors took the lead in their own district to conduct subject-specific training with the help of external resource persons. They also used the services of their more experienced teachers to support others who are less effective," he said.

The minister said that four Mega PTMs were conducted last year. Parents and children were regularly communicated about the exam pattern and progress of children in periodic tests. "Subject teachers also took the attendance of children in their class. Follow up was conducted by the teachers in case the child is not regular," he said.

He added that he himself conducted zone wise result analysis meetings with the DDEs at the beginning of the academic session. Schools which have performed below average were identified and departments were directed to monitor and support them regularly.

"I held a meeting with all Heads of Schools and encouraged them to do child wise analysis, examine their scores in periodic test and give focused attention to those that need more support. "Model Question paper on latest CBSE pattern was prepared and periodic practice test was conducted by the subject teachers regularly," he said.

The minister added that 200 Answer sheets of each subject of students who scored very low marks last year was obtained from CBSE. Low scoring areas were analyzed and the inputs are given to teachers to focus on those specific areas.

Delhi government schools registered their best-ever performance in CBSE Class XII examinations yet, with a pass percentage of 94.29% and with over 200 schools with a 100% pass percentage.

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