For this special school, it was a very special achievement.
For only the second time in its history, the Corporation School for Deaf at R.S. Puram here has scored cent per cent in the Class X board examinations, the results of which were announced on Friday.
According to school officials, all the eight boys who took the examinations this year cleared it with the top mark being 279 out of 400 marks, or 69.75 per cent age by D. Dinesh, a hostel student who is from Tiruchi.
He had scored 87 in science and 81 in social science besides 65 in Tamil and 46 in mathematics. Differently abled students are exempt from the English subject.
Of the eight students, only two were locals and the rest from other places such as Dindigul, Udumelpet, Erode and Pollachi.
While the school itself does not have class XI, the teachers said that these students would either be admitted to other schools to complete their school education or to the polytechnic college to help them take to vocational education.
A total of six students from the school are also sent to a six-year integrative course for speech and hearing impaired students (SHIP) offered by the Kalasalingam University in Virudhunagar. Several students from the school were now working in companies, a teacher adds.
To help such students pursue higher education, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development provided financial assistance to the students.
The first batch of students to take the class X board examinations from this school was in 2003-04 when 15 students appeared with two of them clearing it.
In last two years of 2010-11 and 2011-12, six and five students wrote. And in both the years, all but one cleared it.
Since then over the years, officials said that the number of students had varied but the school had always sent students to the Class X board examinations
For only the second time in its history, the Corporation School for Deaf at R.S. Puram in Coimbatore has scored cent per cent in the examinations