All the three government model schools in the district have produced cent per cent results

Government schools in Salem district have fared better this year compared to last year, in terms of pass percentage in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations, whose results were published on Friday.

Compared as pass percentage, a total of 256 schools have improved from 73.61 per cent in 2012 to 84.75 per cent in 2013.

All the three government model schools in the district — in Chettimankurichi, Kadayampatti and Konganapuram — have produced cent per cent results.

Of the total 143 centum results produced among 464 schools in Salem and Sankagiri Educational district, 15 centums were by government schools.

Of the total 49,621 students who appeared for the examination, a total of 44,116 have cleared the examination, improving the pass per cent from 80.45 in 2012 to 88.93.

The district has produced five State second rank holders and five State third rank holders, besides one State topper in French.

Centums in subjects were English — 3, Mathematics — 1,343, Science — 1,606 and Social Science — 431.

M. Devishree of Government Girls HSS, Attur, scored 497 marks and shares the top position with four others in the district while the second place was shared by five students.

By scoring 495, eight students bagged the third place in the district.

They were, M. Anandh Bharathi of SRK MHSS, Kandampatti; G. Aravindh of Malco Vidyalaya MHSS, Mettur Dam; R.E. Krishna Sangeethaa of Cluny MHSS; M. Naveen Kumar of AET HSS, Appamasamuthiram; V. Pavithra of Sri Devi Vidyalaya MHSS, Annayampatti; S. Suhinraj of South Indian Matriculation School, P. Kalipatti and A.M. Vignesh and K. Vignesh, both of Tagore MHSS, Devanankurichi.

Officials in the Education Department said that the increase in pass percentage in the government schools can be attributed to the special materials distributed to all weak students for improving their subject knowledge.