New Delhi: A study conducted in north-east Delhi government schools to know the impact of Mission Buniyad, a scheme to improve learning levels among government school students, revealed that the scheme was a success.
The findings of the study disclosed that students from classes III to V showed a 12 per cent improvement in Hindi and 20 per cent in mathematics, while the students from VI to IX showed 15 per cent improvement in Hindi and 20 per cent in mathematics.
The study undertaken by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) in collaboration with District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) was conducted in 30 government schools in north-east Delhi. The total number of schools in the district are 128. The study was based in the north-east district as it is considered the most “challenging” in Delhi.
“The schools in the district have a large student population enrolled. The district was chosen to extrapolate the findings with the rest of Delhi on the hypothesis that if Mission Buniyad was successful in improving learning in this particular district it would definitely have made positive growths in the rest of Delhi as well,” the report said.
Speaking at the release of the study on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Until we publicly accept the reality, we won’t be able to bridge the learning gap. And this report (Mission Buniyaad) is for all the policymakers to consider. They should take a moment to reflect on what we are giving our children and what more needs to be done.”
The report also disclosed that the proportion of boys, of classes III to V, who could read Hindi was 9 per cent more than girls. The proportion of boys at the story level had increased by 18 per cent while that of girls by 14 per cent,” added the report. Even for mathematics also, the boys showed a greater improvement than girls.