Sana Niyaz, a student of an Urdu medium girls government school near Jama Masjid, is the CBSE 12th 2019 topper among the students of all Government run schools in New Delhi.
Sana, who studied at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya scored 97.6 per cent marks to bag the first position, results for which were declared Thursday. The 17-year-old wants to pursue BA Programme at Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College and aspires to become an IAS officer.
Sana’s father, Niyazuddin, works as a cook at a restaurant, and her mother, is a housemaker. Both the parents stopped studying after class 8. Sana is the fourth of her sisters to complete education from the same school. Two years ago, her elder sister, Umra, had topped the school in her class 12th CBSE examinations. The fifth and youngest sister is studying in class IX in the same school. The four sisters are the first in the family to have completed class 12.
Sana’s achievement coincides in a year in which Delhi government schools posted their best-ever results with a pass percentage of 94.29 per cent. Delhi government schools also performed better than private schools in the city for the fourth consecutive year, with a success 3.5 percentage points higher than the latter.
Of the 1,29,917 government school students appeared in the CBSE class 12 exams, 1,22,428 passed. According to the data provided by the Delhi government, the number of schools securing 100 per cent pass percentage has risen to 203 this year from last year’s 168 schools. Similarly, 732 schools have secured more than 90 per cent results, higher than last year when 638 schools achieved the same.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has been focusing on the school education ever since they have come in power in 2015. The government has started several initiatives to improve learning levels among students. “Average Quality Index this year is 306.53 which has increased from the last year’s 291.26,” the Delhi government said in a press statement.