Overall pass percentage in Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination in the district witnessed a marginal improvement from 85.829 percent registered in 2011 and stood at 85.957 this year.
Of the 30,107 students (14,857 boys and 15,250 girls) who sat for the SSLC examination this time, 25,879 candidates (12,323 boys and 13,556 girls) emerged successful.
Pass percentage of boys stood at 82.94 and those of girls at 88.89.
The pass percentage in government schools dipped a little this year from 79.35 registered in 2011 to 78.13. Likewise, pass percentage in government-aided schools also decreased marginally whereas the pass percentage in Corporation/Municipal, self financing and matriculation schools registered higher pass percentages.
As many as 116 schools in the district registered cent percentage pass results in the examination which include five government schools, four government-aided schools, 13 self financing schools and 94 matriculation schools.
S. Karthikeyan of Little Flower Convent Matriculation HSS, Tirupur, and R. Nandha Kumar of S. Rajarajeswari Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kangayam, emerged district toppers with a score of 494 marks out of 500.
While Karthikeyan wanted to sit for Civil Services Examination to fulfil his ambitions of becoming an IPS officer, Nandha Kumar wanted to become a doctor.
The second place was shared by R. Vaishnavi (St. Joseph Matriculation HSS, Tirupur), S. Santhosh (Sri R.K.Vidyalaya Matriculation HSS, Ammapalayam), G. Malathy (Saradha Vidyalaya Matriculation HSS, Pooluvapatti) and R. Vignesh (Ponnu Matriculation HSS, Dharapuram).
All of them scored 493 marks.
The third place went to K. Manigandan (AVP Trust Matric HSS, Tirupur), A Abinaya (Infant Jesus Matriculation HSS, Tirupur), R. Gowthami (Literacy Matriculation HSS, Samalapuram) and R. Gayathri (Ponnu Matriculation HSS, Dharapuram), who scored 492 marks.
District Collector M. Mathvianan felicitated the district toppers at a function held in Collectorate.
Keywords: SSLC results