Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: The Directorate of School Education will declare the results of Class X Board examinations on Saturday. Over 16,000 students appeared for SSLC and matriculation Board examinations from schools in the Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

Chief Education Officer C. Krishnaraj said that a total of 7,568 students (3,631 boys and 3,937 girls) appeared for Standard X examinations from 77 government schools in Puducherry.

A total of 810 boys and 1,428 girls appeared for the examinations from government-aided schools in the region.

A total of 2,626 students (1,645 boys and 981 girls) from private schools appeared for the examination.

As many as 780 boys and 558 girls took the examination under the matriculation Board.

The region had 69 private schools and 23 government-aided schools, Mr. Krishnaraj said.

From 45 schools in Karaikal, 2,908 students, including 1,471 girls, appeared for the Class X public examination, he said.