In Corporation schools, pass percentage of boys is 83 and of girls is 93

Schools managed by the Coimbatore Corporation registered a pass percentage of 90 this year.

According to a press release from the civic body, of the 790 boys who had appeared for the examination, 659 cleared it. And of the 1,642 girls who appeared, 1,520 cleared it. The boys' pass percentage was 83 and the girls’ 93.

Among the Corporation school students, R. Indumathi of Oppanakkara Street Girls’ Higher Secondary School secured the first rank scoring 1,161 out of 1,200. K. Mohanammal was the second top-scorer with 1,155. S. Surya and S. Venaktesh shared the third spot with 1,148.

Mayor S.M. Velusamy in the presence of Commissioner G. Latha and Deputy Commissioner S. Sivarasu honoured the students with shawl and cash award.

The press release said that the Mayor promised education assistance for students who had secured the top 20 ranks in each of the 16 higher secondary schools.

With 98.07, the Udayampalayam Corporation Higher Secondary School recorded the highest pass percentage among the Corporation schools.

Corporation Education department officials said that the top mark — 1,161 — was 12 marks higher than last year.

Further, the Corporation school students had scored centums in 19 subjects — 13 in accountancy, five in commerce and one in Business Mathematics. A total of 151 students had secured marks above 1,000. The civic body will be giving Rs. 1,000 to all these students as an award.