At 89.36 per cent, the district topped last year’s SSLC pass percentage of 86.45 per cent by 3 per cent. About 3,037 students from 52 schools wrote the exam this year .
Government schools have registered a better performance with 82.28 per cent pass against the previous year’s 80.97 per cent .
The toppers of the district include J. Fathima Nilofar of SRVS National HSS, Karaikal, who has also secured third spot in the State ranking with a total of 496 marks.
S.Sandhya of Nirmala Rani Matriculation Girls HSS secured district second rank with 494 marks. The district third rank of 493 was shared between K. Abhirami, SRVS National HSS , Karaikal; E.Dharani, Nirmala Rani Matriculation Girls HSS , and S.Sheethala Devi, Don Bosco HSS , Nedungadu.
Jawaharlal Nehru Government HSS , Nedungadu, has produced all the toppers from government schools. P.Balaji, P.Pugazharasan and A.Manikandan have secured 484, 483, and 482 marks bagging the top slots among government school students. Kamarajar Government HSS , Poovam, and Hassanya Government Higher Secondary, Neravy, have secured 100 per cent pass.