New Delhi: Delhi government on Sunday rejected as "false and baseless" BJP`s allegations that its Education Department is encouraging students of state-run schools to resort to "cheating" and using "unfair means" to ensure high pass percentages in board examinations.
The Education Department, in a rebuttal, said that the class 12th examination are conducted by CBSE and not by Delhi government and "it is wrong to put aspersions on this national level exam.
"To say that these results are achieved through unfair practices is totally false and baseless since the CBSE exams are not held in the schools where the children study and evaluation is done by external evaluators."
It said that levelling such allegations means demeaning the hard work put in by students and teachers of government schools.
Education Minister Kiran Walia also condemned BJP`s statement saying that it is "highly demeaning".
"... A political party has stooped so low as to propagate bundles of lies and carried out a baseless and malicious propaganda against Delhi government schools.
"This act is highly demeaning. It constitutes an attack on 16 lakh hardworking students and more than 50,000 teachers of government schools," she said.
Yesterday, Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel, quoting findings of a survey conducted by his party, had alleged a "massive fraud" in education department and claimed that often teachers are "forced" to keep on pushing students to next level due pressure from higher ups even though they are not eligible to be promoted.
He had also accused the Delhi government of fudging the attendance records of the students.