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Marginal increase in performance registered

P.V. Srividya
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By government and aided schools in SSLC exam results

: The tenth standard results, released here on Friday, registered a marginal increase in the performance of government and aided schools in the district. The marginal increase of 81.82 percent has been registered against last year's average of 77.9 per cent.

A relatively rural Nagapattinam educational district marked a noteworthy performance with a pass percentage of 84.04 among government schools; while the total SSLC district average pass percentage was pulled down by the Mayiladuthurai education district with a pass percentage of 79.95 . However, the government schools in both education centres marked an increase in the pass percentage compared to the previous year's of 81.07 in Nagapattinam and 75.16 per cent in Mayiladuthurai.

According to Collector C. Munianathan, the marginal increase of three percent was a positive trend, with the administration stepping in with an intervention programme for poor-performing government and aided schools, before the board exams, this year.

The district administration through the department of school education had reviewed schools that had recorded below 60 per cent in the last year's boards, and intervened with a residential training programme for students prior to the SSLC board exams. Popular teachers from various schools with innovative teaching methods especially in Math, Science and English were roped in for the residential camp. However, as of date, the figures are not available with the department of school education for an appraisal on the number of schools that were trained and their performance post-results.

However, the cent per cent pass of government schools was abysmal at just about 12.5 per cent, registered by 21 schools of the total 167 schools that appeared for the SSLC board exams. Fifteen government schools in Nagapattinam and six schools in Mayiladuthurai recorded cent percent results. Cent percent pass for matriculation schools stood at 44.06 per cent, with 26 schools out of 59 that appeared for the exams, registering cent per cent results. Of these, four schools are from Nagapattinam and 22 from Mayiladuthurai.

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