Shastry V.Mallady

47 schools in the district achieve 100 per cent pass percentage

MADURAI: With an improved pass percentage and increase in the number of full mark scorers, Madurai district had registered better results this year in Plus Two public examinations.

The overall pass percentage of Madurai district this year is 90.23 per cent bettering last year's 87.61 per cent. The number of full mark scorers in subjects had gone up to 241 this year as against 225 last year. Out of the total 29,272 students who appeared for the public examinations, 26,412 had passed.

Results of the March 2010 higher secondary public examinations were declared on Friday. With Tamil as second language, S. Parthasarathy of C.E.O.A. Matriculation Higher Secondary School is the district topper this year with 1,179 marks.

The second rank in Madurai district was bagged by C. Siddharth Narayanan of TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School in the city with 1,178 marks. P. Lakshmi Prashanthi of S.B.O.A. Matriculation Higher Secondary School stood third in the district with 1,177 marks.

“This is a good performance by our district. Totally, 47 schools in the district have achieved hundred per cent pass percentage, including the Government Higher Secondary School at Sedapatti,” said Rajani Rathnamala, District Chief Educational Officer.

She said that 33 matriculation schools and 11 Government-aided schools in the district had secured 100 per cent pass.

“A good feature of this year's Plus Two results is that the Government Adi Dravidar Welfare Higher Secondary School at Achampatti is also in the list of 100 per cent pass schools,” the CEO said.

The district had 241 full mark scorers in various subjects this year.

Expectedly, the number in mathematics had almost halved to 68 this year as against 124 last year; in commerce it had more than doubled from 25 last year to 53 this year.

In biology, there are eight (three last year) while in accountancy there are 55 compared to 44 last year. Business mathematics had 15 (four last year) and physics had eight (nine last year). In Computer Science, it is nine this year as against eight last year.

The overall pass percentage of aided schools in the Plus Two examinations was 93.04 per cent, Corporation schools 87.72 per cent, Government schools 81.30 per cent, Government Kallar schools 84.13 per cent and Matriculation schools 95.82 per cent.