Staff Reporter

Guntur district stands third in State

GUNTUR: The district climbed three spots in the State ranking by securing a pass percentage of 86.5 in the SSC examination, for which the results were declared on Wednesday. The district stood third in the State, behind Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts. The pass percentage secured by the district was far above the State average of 78. Girls fared marginally better than boys in Guntur.

The highlight of the overall results was the stellar performance recorded by students of Social Welfare hostels, with a pass percentage of 95.

“We have placed special emphasis on Social Welfare hostels by appointing several vidya volunteers, holding special classes and conducting regular practice tests. I am happy that the efforts have paid off,” said an elated DEO. According to DEO Y. Chandramohan, out of 40,949 students who appeared for the examination, 35,554 students passed, and this included 18,601 boys and 16,745 girls. The pass percentage of boys was 86.2 and girls 86.5. Continuing the trend, corporate educational institutions bagged top honours. At a press conference here Bhashyam Educational Institutions director Ramakrishna claimed that 5,915 students out of 11,482 students secured more than 500 marks. Students of Vignan Educational Institutions too fared well. Students at various campuses performed exceptionally well, said chairman Lavu Rathiah.

Girl’s distinction

K. Rohini of S.S.V. Model Public School, R. Agraharam, created a record of sorts by passing the SSC exam at the age of 13. She secured 508 marks. Major Industries Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana complimented the girl on her achievement.