State second R. Rajeswari of Vidhya Vikas is district topper

As witnessed in the past few years, girls fared better in the SSLC public examination, registering higher pass percentage than boys. The district registered overall pass percentage of 85.73 per cent, out of which girls accounted for 88.59 per cent, while boys' achievement was 82.73 per cent.

N. Arul Murugan, Chief Educational Officer, releasing the details of results to media here on Friday, said that a total of 23,633 candidates (11,552 boys and 12,081 girls) appeared for the examination. Of them, 20,261 candidates (9,558 boys and 10,703 girls) emerged successful.

The overall pass percentage this year was higher as compared to last year's 80.21. This was due to the special coaching provided to the students.

He also said that 79 schools registered cent per cent pass percentage, including 18 government schools, one municipal school besides private matriculation high and higher secondary schools.

The following is the list of government schools along with the strength of pupils within brackets:

Kulamangalam (50); Koththamangalam (95); Pallathuviduthi (24); Sunaiyakadu (29); Ayankudi (52); Melur (19); S. Kulavaipatti (22); Madhiyanallur (21); Vellalaviduthi (21); Tirumananjeri (27); Sooranviduthi (7); K. Rasiyamangalam (7); Keezhanilaikottai (68); Maramadakki (128); Thenmavur (65); Ponnanviduthi (29); Moludaiyanpatti (31); and Krishnarajanpettai (12).

The municipal high school at Tiruvappur near Pudukottai with a strength of nine students also registered cent per cent pass percentage.

District ranks

He said that R. Rajeswari from Vidhya Vikas Higher Secondary School in Gandarvakottai registered the State second rank as well as district first rank. She had secured 497 marks.

The district-level second rank was shared by two students - R. Jothi Manimegalai and P. Shobana Priya both from Mount Zion Higher Secondary School who got 496 marks. The third rank with 495 marks also went to two students - P. Gayathri of Mount Zion Higher Secondary School and Theva Jasintha of Chidambaram Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Valayapatti.