The Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Manachanallur, has secured 100 per cent pass in the SSLC examinations for the second consecutive year, after recording 99 per cent and above for the past many years.

Registering impressive performance both in SSLC and Plus Two classes has become a habit with the Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Manachanallur, near here.

The school has secured 100 per cent pass in the SSLC examinations for the second consecutive year, after recording 99 per cent and above for the past many years. In the Plus Two, the school registered 99.8 per cent this year, compared to 99 per cent last year. The striking aspect is registering such an achievement with a large strength of students belonging to the weaker sections of the society, mostly hailing from rural and backward areas. As many as 457 girls appeared for the SSLC examinations, and 518 out of 519 girls cleared the Plus Two examinations.

On many occasions in the past, the school missed the cent per cent distinction in public examinations by a whisker. In both SSLC and Plus Two examinations, the school has been producing pass results between 98 and 100 per cent from 2004 onwards consecutively.

“The team effort of teachers, students, and parents has reflected in the inspiring performance,” says R. Sampath, headmaster. Children hailing from 26 surrounding villages, including those in far-off Thuraiyur taluk, study in the school.

While children belonging to well-off families opt for private schools in Tiruchi and on its outskirts for higher secondary education, the rest from poor families join the school with huge expectations. “We leave no stone unturned to live up to the expectations of students and parents,” Mr. Sampath says.

Classes for the SSLC students are held daily from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Special classes are conducted for the whole day on Saturdays. After the half-yearly holidays, special classes are extended to Sundays too.

Slow learners are identified in the beginning of the academic year and put under the care of the class teachers concerned for the whole year. The headmaster would continuously monitor their progress in various tests.

The Parent-Teachers Association is happy that the school has been topping the list among government schools in the public examinations for many years. The commitment of the teachers under the constant supervision of Mr. Sampath has resulted in the school's sterling performance, says T. Manoharan, president of the PTA.