Students from the government schools in the district have put up an impressive performance in the Class X examination this year.

The pass percentage of the government, municipal, Adi Dravidar and Tribal welfare schools witnessed a significant increase following the initiatives taken up by the department of education.

Out of the 14,642 students who appeared for the examinations from the government schools, 13,478 students emerged successful, recording a pass percentage of 92.05. The State-run schools posted a pass percentage of 91.79 last year.

The nine municipal schools in the district witnessed a 6.24 per cent increase in the pass percentage. Out of 853 students appeared from these schools, 92.97 percent passed. Last year, these schools managed to record a pass percentage of 86.73.

Similarly, the four Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare schools in the district registered a pass percentage of 96.52, which was 13.76 per cent higher than the last year’s performance of 82.76 per cent.

“We identified the slow learners and conducted special coaching for them. Teachers have spent more time with the slow learners and helped them to improve their performance,” Chief Educational Officer K. Sri Devi said.

“The government has filled up most of the teaching vacancies in the schools, which is also a reason for the better performance this year,” Collector V.K. Shanmugam said.

In the government school category, E. Maheswari from Sivagiri Government Girls HSS emerged as the district topper with a score of 492 marks.

G. Keerthana from Bhavani Government Girls HSS bagged the second place by securing 491 marks. S. Kowsalya and B. Shanmuga Priya from the same school and M. Nivetha from Seenapuram Government HSS shared the third spot by scoring 490 marks each.

In the municipal schools category, N. Karthikeyan of Railway Colony Municipal HSS emerged as the topper with a score of 489 marks. B. Lalitha from Erode Municipal School bagged the second place with a total of 487 marks, while D.R. Nithya from Gobichettipalayam Municipal School secured the third spot by scoring 478 marks.