HOME > FIRST ON ULTRA > Kejriwal’s bet on Delhi schools is paying off – survey

Kejriwal’s bet on Delhi schools is paying off – survey

A survey by industry association Assocham has found that the majority of people who send their children to government schools are “overwhelmingly satisfied” with the performance of the schools.

Improving the performance of government schools has been a high priority for the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, and the task was taken up by Manish Sisodhia, the No.2 in the party.

“About 60 per cent of all the parents said they are overwhelmingly satisfied with the performance of Delhi government schools on a variety of parameters,” Assocham said.

70 per cent of the respondents said they have seen considerable improvement in the Delhi government schools over the year and credited the present government’s focus and determined attitude in this regard.

In the results of Class XII declared earlier this year, government schools did better than private schools with a pass percentage of 88.3 per cent against 84.2 per cent for private schools.

Many said that they feel there is massive improvement in academic quality and overall performance of their kids as they get more individual attention with technology being brought inside the classrooms, Assocham said.

“Overall, about 30 per cent said that there is significant scope for perking up security apparatus and infrastructure in Delhi government schools,” it added.

The satisfaction level with government schools seems to have been higher than in case of private schools, it added.

Better learning environment for children, small class sizes, better student-teacher ratio, more responsive teachers and administrators, better discipline and frequent parent-teacher interactions are significant reasons cited by majority of parents for sending their wards to public schools.

“Most parents appreciated the government schools’ focus on improving education and holistic development of children unlike their private counterparts most of whom are only concerned about increasing the fees and focussed upon extra curricular activities,” Assocham said.

The corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of ASSOCHAM had interacted with about 5,000 parents whose children are enrolled in Delhi government schools to ascertain their level of satisfaction. Besides, it was also surveyed if there was any improvement in their level of satisfaction over the years or not.

“Adherence to security norms like installing CCTV cameras within the school premises together with deployment of security guards across school campuses are also key reasons as to why parents feel secure in sending their wards to Delhi government schools,” Assocham said.

The survey also highlighted that level of satisfaction was more in parents of elementary-age children compared to parents whose children are in middle or high school.

The ASSOCHAM survey proves that there has been a welcome change in Delhiites perspectives as today they do not hesitate in telling that their kids are studying in government school, Assocham said.

It said that it hopes the policymakers and service providers will take the survey results as feedback to improve services.

Follow ULTRA.news
WATCH: Kerala student secretly records teacher hitting others in class A student in Kerala went out on a limb to expose the abuses of his teacher by bringing a cellphone and recording the teacher's actions secretly.The video, which shows the teacher repeatedly beating a student with his hand, has gone viral on WhatsApp in Kerala.The video h...
Bawana Bypoll Results: A morale booster for Arvind Kejriwal? The Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal is all set to retain the Bawana constituency in Delhi, giving a much-needed morale booster to the embattled AAP leader.According to the latest bypoll results, the Aam Aadmi Party is at about 36,878 votes, followed by the Congress Par...
Kapil Mishra to file FIR against Arvind Kejriwal Estranged Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra said he will file a police complaint against Arvind Kejriwal today.The rebel AAP leader has accused the party supremo of taking bribes and acting like a dictator within the party."It is with a heavy heart that I am doing this,...
Mayank Gandhi delivers scathing message to Arvind Kejriwal From the video message of Mayank GandhiFormer compatriot and head of Aam Aadmi Party Maharashtra, Mayank Gandhi has assailed Arvind Kejriwal in an acerbic letter that traces the AAP leader's rise and fall over the last five years.Gandhi, who left the organization after fou...
Delhi MCD Election Results Live: End of the road for AAP & Kejriwal BJP 181CONGRESS 31AAP 46OTHERS 12The initial trends from the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections indicate that the prediction of exit polls of a demise for the Aam Aadmi Party have turned out to be correct.The BJP is all set to come...
Bhushan & Yadav’s Swaraj India chooses ‘whistle’ symbol for MCD polls Whistle, the symbol of most Swaraj India candidatesSwaraj India, the political outfit floated by breakaway Aam Aadmi Party faction led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, will fight the upcoming election to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on the 'whistle' symbol.T...
There’s no Lokpal because there’s no opposition leader, says govt Lokpal act was passed after massive demonstrations in 2013The Prime Minister's office today said the government has not appointed a Lokpal at the center yet as there is no leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.According to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act passed in 2013...
No exemption to Tamil Nadu on NEET: Health Minister Health Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste at an event in DelhiExemptions to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test cannot be given to any place or zones inside India as a common entrance test is required under the law, Faggan Singh Kulaste, junior minister in charge of health...
HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics Ramjas CollegeThe ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges."These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parli...
Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh Symbol of National Ayurveda Day (28 Oct)Various private entites have sought the central government's permission to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to data obtained from the ministry of alternative medicine or AYUSH.Uttar Pradesh is alre...
At 9.7 cr/year, Sidhu is highest-earning Punjab MLA, 40% AAP MLAs are crorepati An analysis of the election filings of the newly elected members of Punjab Legislative Assembly revealed that Navjot Singh Sidhu, the ex-cricketer and television personality who joined the Indian National Congress just before the election, is the highest-earning member of the h...
Hindustan Aeronatics submits detailed proposal for Aerospace Univeristy A combat helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, India's biggest manufacturer of aeroplanes and related equipment, has submitted a detailed project report for setting up an aerospace university in the country, the government said.The university w...
Arvind Kejriwal protests after Twitter cracks down on AAP accounts Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took to his account to protest the deletion of several AAP accounts after the social media company changed its anti-abuse algorithm.Three days ago, Twitter had said that it was putting in more safeguards against abuse and manipulation on...
Siddhu on joining Congress: No party is good or bad! Navjot Singh Siddhu, the cricketer turned politician and a vehement critic of the Indian National Congress for several years, justified his decision to join the party saying that no party, by itself, is good or bad."No party is good or bad. The same party can be run by bad pe...
NEET 2017 medical entrance exam to be conducted in 8 languages The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test medical entrance test for academic year 2017-18 will be conducted in eight languages, the government of India said.The decision was taken by the government after consultations with State Governments.The eight languages are Hi...
PM Modi’s official Twitter account gets ambushed by AAP For long, the Bharatiya Janata Party held the upper hand on Twitter -- which -- along with comment boards on news websites -- forms the 'wild west' of political online campaigning in India with large-scale manipulation, 'fake' accounts, bullying and targeted attacks.Not to be...
There can be no Equality without Reservations – Ravi Shankar Prasad Law and Justice minister said that reservations to Dalits and backward communities was essential to ensuring equality of opportunity in government jobs.Delivering a talk on the concepts of freedom and equality in the Indian constitution, Prasad said it was wrong to think that...
Mukta Arts opens premium design school in India with ECV France Mukta Arts said its subsidiary Whistling Woods International Ltd has opened its 8th school -- Whistling Woods International School of Design -- in association with ECV, a design school in France. The École de communication visuelle or ECV is a French private design school.The...
J&K to get new IIM campus with Rs 62 crore investment The Government has approved the establishment of Indian Institute of Management at Jammu in a temporary campus at Old Government College of Engineering & Technology from the Academic Year 2016-17.The project will involve a cost of Rs 62 crore in temporary campus for the i...
Canara Bank chosen partner for India’s Higher Education Financing Agency Canara bank said it has been chosen as the joint venture partner by the government of India for the establishment of a Higher Education Financing Agency.The Higher Education Financing Agency or HEFA is a not-for-profit agency with initial capital base of Rs. 1000 Crore and w...
NIIT to offer embedded courses in University of Danang, Vietnam Training provider NIIT said it tied up with the University of Danang in Central Vietnam to embed its training programs in the University.Students may undergo a four-year bachelor degree program or a three-year associate degree program in information technology.Universi...
NIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, said it has acquired the business of Bangalore-based start-up Perceptron Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd.Established in 2014, Perceptron focuses on developing learning platforms that combine deep analytics and...
Nasscom, outsourcing cos launch finance & accounting course for BPO aspirants Tired of getting stuck with fresh recruits who do not have required skills, outsourcing companies in India, along with industry body Nasscom, have launched a new finance and accounting course.The course, created with the support of Business Process Management companies acros...
NIIT to train Chinese students in big data and analytics via new center NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, launched its flagship training centre at Tongren Polytechnic College in China to develop next generation IT professionals in the field of big-data and analytics.Earlier in April 2016, NIIT entered into a ...
India will take 126 years to catch up to the West in education – study India does have ambitions to reach the level of developed nations in education, but it will take at least six generations or 126 years to scale up to the top standard, if the country continues at its present pace in one of the most vital sectors, an ASSOCHAM Paper has said.“...