New Delhi: Delhi's government schools have outperformed private schools in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 results that were declared on Thursday.
The government schools had a pass percentage of 99.45 per cent while the private and aided schools stood at 99.17 and 97.26 per cent, respectively, a statement issued by the Delhi government said.
"The result of Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas is 100 per cent which is more than that of Delhi Kendriya Vidyalayas at 99.80 per cent," said the statement.
Calling it a "remarkable achievement", Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said: "The Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas have been enriching the talent of students."
Congratulating the students, teachers and parents, Dikshit said that she was delighted with the increase in the number of schools achieving 100 per cent result.
"This reflects the commitment, devotion and hardwork put in by the teachers and the officers in the directorate of education. It is also a testimony to the standard of schools becoming better in Delhi," Dikshit said.
Overall, Delhi has witnessed an increase in the pass percentage of students as the figure went up from 97.92 per cent in 2012 to 98.4 per cent in 2013.
The result of government schools has also witnessed an increase of 0.22 per cent and has gone up from 99.23 per cent in 2012 to 99.45 per cent this year.
The number of such schools was 400 last year and has increased to 597 this year.