Staff Reporter

Girls outshine boys this year too; Government schools' pass percentage goes up

ERODE: Students in Erode district registered an impressive pass percentage of 94.06 in the higher secondary examinations, for which results were declared on Friday. The pass percentage had gone up by 3.11 when compared to last year's 90.95 per cent.

Keeping up with the tradition, girls have outdone boys. The pass percentage of girls is 95 per cent, while that of boys is 94 per cent.

The pass percentage in Government schools has gone up by 4.65 to 89.61 per cent this year when compared to 84.96 per cent last year.

Regular tests

Chief Educational Officer Pon. Kumar said that the regular tests conducted during the morning and evening hours had helped the students of government schools to perform better this year.

The district was ranked second in the State in the overall pass percentage, he added.

B. Abinaya of BVB Matriculation Higher Secondary School bagged the State third rank and also emerged as the district topper with a total score of 1185. S. Santhiya of Bannari Amman MHSS, Sathyamangalam, bagged the district second rank by obtaining 1182 marks.

Two students, N. Sivakumar of Hindu Kalvi Nilayam and Suruthi of BVB MHSS shared the district third rank with each scoring 1181 marks.

The students of Anthiyur Government Boys HSS secured the first two ranks in the government schools category this year too. R. Nandhakumar from the school emerged topper by obtaining 1149 marks.

His classmate M. Dhinesh scored 1138 marks to bag the second rank. J. Harihara Suthan of Sivagiri Government Boys Higher Secondary School came third with a score of 1132.

In the aided schools category, all the three places went to the students of Kalaimagal School, Erode. R. Shanmugapriya secured the first rank with 1174 marks, while S. Aparna and S. Sudharsini shared the second rank with each obtaining 1165 marks. The third rank went to T. Anusutha, who scored 1162 marks.

Five government schools (P. Mettupalayam, Thandampalayam, Lakkapuram, Vellangoil and Kembanaickanpalayam) and 37 private schools registered cent percent pass this year.

As many as 156 students have scored a centum in Mathematics, 77 in Chemistry, 66 in Commerce, 54 in Accountancy and 20 in Computer Science.

As many as 280 students scored above 1150 marks in the district.

Collector R. Sudalaikannan met the toppers and congratulated them on their achievement.