VISAKHAPATNAM: Students thronged Internet cafes in large numbers and waited for their turn to know the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination, the results of which were released on Wednesday.
The district secured the 11th position in the State, with 80.56 per cent passes. “This is against the State average of 78.86 per cent passes. Visakhapatnam district secured 76.43 per cent passes last year and this year the pass percentage has increased by about 3.5 per cent,” District Education Officer S. Jagannadha Reddy said.
“Though the target was to increase the pass percentage by nine per cent more than last year, the counselling of teachers for promotions and transfers during January and February had led to shortage of subject teachers.
This time additional teacher posts have been sanctioned to the district and we hope to achieve a 10 per cent increase in the pass percentage next year,” he said.
Delhi Public School, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant: The school secured an all-time high of 97.6 per cent marks (second in AP) and 100 per cent passes.
Tomali Chakravarty was the top scorer with 97.6 per cent followed by Tuhina Dargan (97.4) and Suraj Kumar Sau (96.8). Of the 194 students who appeared at SSC, 143 secured distinction and 44 bagged first class. A total of 58 students scored an aggregate of 90 per cent and above. Principal B. Aruna Kumari congratulated the students on their achievement.
Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan: B. Sri Ramya scored the highest mark of 577/600. Ch. Siddhardha and M. Sahitya (both secured 573), G. Chandana (571) and R.B. Subha Sree (570) are the other top scorers from the school.
Director of the school Chitturi Vasu Prakash congratulated the students on their achievement.
Nalanda Talent School (NTS) secured 100 per cent passes with 93 first classes and two second classes. V. Sushmitha Patnaik is the top scorer 570 followed by P.V.L. Shravani and B.H.S. Dutt with 567 marks each. Deputy Director P. Pulla Rao congratulated the students on their success.
J.K. Talent School, MVP Colony, secured cent per cent results. While 35 candidates secured first classes, four obtained second class, according to Principal R.V. Jaya Kumar.
M.N.R. Educational Institutions: P.S. Sagarika is the school topper with 564 marks followed by Lokesh with 93.8 per cent and Neelofar Sharma with 93.5 per cent. Director M. Narasimha Rao congratulated the students.