Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Narayanasetti Sekhar of CMR GVMC High School at Prakasaraopet who stood first in the SSC examination among students of corporation high schools created a record getting 562 marks. The previous highest mark was 554. Sekhar's father runs a ‘pan' shop. Mayor Pulusu Janardhana Rao and Municipal Commissioner V.N. Vishnu congratulated him.

However, the SSC pass percentage in the corporation high schools at 67.53 was lower than last year's 69.1. While 1,463 students from 17 schools appeared at the examination, 988 passed.

Of the 939 girls, 589 were successful with a pass percentage of 62.73. MGM High School with 96.67 per cent topped while the K Colony High School at Port Quarters, Kancharapalem, recorded the lowest (47.83).

Last year, 49 students scored more than 500 marks in the grading system this year 33 got A1 grade scoring between 509 to 600 marks. List of A2 grade (470-508 marks) is not available yet and it may have some who scored more than 500.