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‘Strive for progress’: Salem Chief Educational Officer S. Sethurama Varma holding discussions with headmasters in Salem on Monday .
‘Strive for progress’: Salem Chief Educational Officer S. Sethurama Varma holding discussions with headmasters in Salem on Monday .

Staff Reporter

Performance of government/aided schools in public examinations analysed

SALEM: The teachers should make concerted efforts to improve the pass percentage of Salem district in the SSLC and higher secondary public examinations.

Analysing the performance of the government and aided schools in the public examinations at a meeting held here on Friday, Chief Educational officer S. Sethurama Varma said that the overall pass percentage of the district was 76.96 percent in the SSLC examinations and 86.82 percent in the higher secondary examinations.

81.91 per cent

The government schools registered a pass percentage of 81.91 in the higher secondary examinations, which was 5.69 percent higher than the last year.

The pass percentage in the government schools in the SSLC examinations had gone up by .81 percent this year, while the pass percentage of aided schools had come down by 2.38 percent, he pointed out.

Mr. Sethurama Varma called upon the heads of schools and teachers to co-operate with the education department and make efforts to improve the pass percentage in the SSLC and higher secondary examinations.

Special classes

More special classes should be conducted, he said.

He also distributed prizes to the winners of state level competitions.

Heads of government high and higher secondary schools, aided schools, Corporation schools and Adi Dravida and Tribal Welfare schools attended the meeting.

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