TIRUCHI: Several government schools in Tiruchi and neighbouring Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Karur districts have achieved 100 per cent pass in the SSLC examinations this year, the results of which were declared on Saturday.
Figures provided by the Education Department reveals indicate a total number of 45 government schools including some Government Adi Dravidar Welfare Higher Secondary Schools in the above mentioned districts registered 100 per cent pass this time. Of them, 14 schools were in Karur district, 11 each in Ariyalur and Tiruchi, five in Perambalur and four in Pudukottai district.
In Tiruchi district, the overall pass percentage of government schools was 84.96, while it was 88.21 in the case of Adi-Dravidar Welfare Schools.
The Government High Schools at Serugudi, Thinnanur, Sirunavalur, Sobhanapuram, Oottathur, Malayadipatti and Pudur Uthamanur; Government Higher Secondary School, Valaiyur; Government Adi Dravidar Welfare Higher Secondary Schools at Sempulichampatti and Keezhanabil registered 100 per cent pass percentage.
T. Thamarai of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Thathiengarpet, bagged the top spot in respect of government schools in Tiruchi district, securing 489 marks. S. Venkatesan of Government Higher Secondary School, Peruvalappur and Jacob Stephen of Government Higher Secondary School, Lalgudi came second and third, scoring 488 and 487 marks respectively.
S. Aruna of the lone Government Girls Higher Secondary School for the Blind at Tiruchi in the State bagged the first rank in her institution securing 424 marks.
T. Devi and Uma Maheswari of the same school came second and third scoring 393 and 390 marks respectively.
Meanwhile, prompted by the drop in the overall pass percentage by 0.7 in Tiruchi district in the SSLC exam results this year, the Educational Department authorities here have planned to identify weak students and impart intensive coaching to them much earlier this year.
A senior official said the Department had plans to distribute slow learners materials subject-wise to the identified students by July. Frequent tests to assess the performance of students periodically were also on cards with a view to improving the overall pass percentage next time.
The official said a meeting with the Headmasters of institutions in the district would be convened to discuss the reasons for the drop in the overall pass percentage and measures that needed to be taken to gear up next year.