How would you judge a school where the pass percentage is 15% and average score is 25?
Everybody would agree that the school is a case study and needs drastic changes. Above scores are not of the students of any school but of the Senior Vice Principals of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti!!
Thanks to the decision of NVS to put their marks on the website, the world came to know the real caliber of Navodayan Leadership!! Vice Principals play a vital role in academic and administrative set up of Navodayas. As per the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Recruitment (Revised) Rules, 2007, 50 per cent of the Principals' posts are filled by promoting the Vice Principals. So the same kind of quality can be expected from at least half of the Principal Cadre!!
Unless there is a systemic overhaul and the quality of leadership issue is addressed, nothing much can be realistically expected from the Navodayas.