3-fold rise in Delhi Govt school students clearing competitive exams: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI, July 8: The number of Delhi Government school students clearing competitive exams has increased three folds in the last two years, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
Addressing students who have cleared the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) at the Thyagaraj Stadium , he said the country cannot develop until every child gets equal and quality education.
“This stadium today is filled with success as 1,391 students qualified for NEET, 730 students cleared the JEE-Main and 106 students cleared the JEE-Advanced this year. Two years ago, 64 students had cleared JEE-Advanced, 384 students cleared the JEE-Main and 496 students had qualified for NEET,” Kejriwal said.
The chief minister said education is necessary for the growth of the country. “Education is highly necessary for the development of the country. The Government schools in Delhi used to be in poor condition earlier, and now, even the parents of the students acknowledge the transformation we brought in the same Government schools,” he said. (PTI)