Students of residential schools run by the Department of Social Welfare have fared well in the SSLC examinations by achieving a pass percentage of 85 this year. In a release, District Social Welfare Officer S.A. Mulla has said that of the 173 students of residential schools who had appeared for SSLC this year, 147 had passed.

While 53 secured first class, 44 got second class, and 50 third class. The residential schools had achieved 65 per cent results last year and it has increased by 20 per cent this year, he said. — Staff Correspondent