Of the 16 schools in Ariyalur district that secured cent per cent pass in the SSLC examinations for which results were released on Friday, nine are Government schools. And the district has recorded 82.53 per cent pass.

According to an official release, while Kingston of St. Ignatius High School, Kulamanickam, who scored 497 out of 500 marks, emerged second in the State, he is the topper in Ariyalur district. Roshini of Montfort Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ariyalur, is the third in the State with 496 marks and second in Ariyalur district.

Alwin of Montfort Matriculation HSS, Soundarya of Arasu Nagar Matriculation HSS and Karthik of Vidyamandir Matriculation HSS were the third in the district with 493 marks.

As many as 6,290 boys and 5,755 girls took the examinations in the district.

Of them 4,966 boys (82.21 per cent) and 4,762 girls (82.66 per cent) have emerged successful.

Collector M. Ravikumar congratulated the district-level toppers while handing over books and adorning them with shawls.