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Marginal increase in Plus-Two pass percentage in Coimbatore district

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well done:Collector P.Umanath (fourth right) with the Coimbatore district toppers in the Higher Secondary examinations at the Collectorate on Friday. The Chief Educational Officer N. Ananthi (right) is in the picture.
well done:Collector P.Umanath (fourth right) with the Coimbatore district toppers in the Higher Secondary examinations at the Collectorate on Friday. The Chief Educational Officer N. Ananthi (right) is in the picture.

Staff Reporter

Matriculation schools steal the show; aided schools secure the second spot

COIMBATORE: Coimbatore district has recorded a marginal increase in Plus-Two pass percentage. “This year's pass percentage is 89.37 as against last year's 87.44,” said N. Anandhi, Chief Education Officer.

The Education Department released the results here on Friday.

Girls outperformed boys this year also. As many as 15,216 girls cleared the higher secondary examination, posting a pass percentage of 91.59. The boys managed to secure only 86.56 per cent – 11,390 of 13,158 boys cleared the examination.

And the difference in pass percentage remained more or less the same both the years.

Matriculation schools stole the show topping the list of schools with a pass percentage of 97.57. Aided schools secured the second spot with 94.05 per cent, Coimbatore Corporation schools took the third place with 81.52 and Government institutions managed 78.66.

Among the 147 matriculation schools, 67 secured 100 per cent pass. Five Government-aided and a Government school also shared the credit.

One-hundred and eighty-six students have scored centum in commerce, followed by 117 in mathematics, 88 in accountancy, 41 in chemistry, 35 in business mathematics and 16 in physics.

The matriculation schools have once again proved their mettle in the toppers' list. All the four district toppers are from these schools. S. Veerakumar of Kongu Vellalar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Karumathampatti has emerged first scoring 1179 out of 1200. Two marks below him are P. Yalini Devi of SVGV Higher Secondary School, Karamadai, and S. Jagan of Vijayalakshmi Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

S. Rasiga of Avila Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Velandipalayam, secured the district third rank with 1176.

In Government-school category P. Janapriya of Government Higher Secondary School, Karamadai, secured the first place scoring 1150 out of 1200. In the second place is K. Niranjana of Coimbatore Cloth Merchants Society School, Coimbatore, with 1142 and in the third is K. Dinesh Kumar of Government Higher Secondary School, Kalapatti with 1135.

Four Government schools managed to secure less than 50 per cent pass.

The CEO, Ms. Anandhi, said the heads of the institutions would be asked to explain the poor show and remedial action would be initiated.

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