34,754 students in Tirunelveli, 19, 285 in Tuticorin and 23,650 in Kanyakumari districts sit for the examination

A total of 34,754 students including 14,846 boys and 19,908 girls appeared for the Plus Two examinations that commenced at 93 centres in the district on Friday amidst tight security.

Number of students appearing for the examination: Cheranmahadevi educational district:

Total – 11,037 (boys – 4,538 and girls – 6,499); Tenkasi educational district: Total – 11,161 (boys – 4,818 and girls – 6,343) and Tirunelveli educational district: Total – 12,556 (boys – 5,490 and girls – 7,066).

Collector C. Samayamoorthy visited Amali Higher Secondary School near Ambasamudram.

Besides 35 flying squads were pressed into service, 16 static forces were deployed at the examination centres to prevent malpractices.

Armed police personnel were deployed in front of the examination centres between 8.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to prevent the entry of strangers into the prohibited zone.

Steps had been taken to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the examination centres. Doctors in the Primary Health Centres across the district had been instructed to be ready to reach any nearby examination centre to extend medical assistance to the students in case of any emergency.

Tuticorin

As many as 19, 285 students appeared for the Plus Two examinations in Tuticorin district on Friday.

Seventy five students including 47 in Tuticorin educational district and 28 in Kovilpatti educational district were absent.

Tuticorin educational district has 12, 726 students including 5, 643 boys and 7,083 girls; Kovilpatti educational district has 6, 328 students including 2, 774 boys and 3,554 girls.

Besides, 306 private candidates sat for the examination. Sixteen scribes in Tuticorin and three scribes in Kovilpatti wrote the examination for physically challenged students.

Fifty-six centres including 39 in Tuticorin and 17 in Kovilpatti were set up in 153 schools across the district.

The district administration made necessary arrangements. Collector Ashish Kumar inspected the arrangements at St. Mary’s Boys Higher Secondary School on Palayamkottai Road in Tuticorin.

Eight custodian points in Tuticorin and two custodian points in Kovilpatti were established. Totally, 112 flying squads were involved in inspection to prevent any malpractice.

Nagercoil

As many as 23,650 students including 12,862 girls appeared for the higher secondary examinations in different parts of the district on Friday.

The educational department had set up 82 centres. Moreover 180 flying squads had been formed to prevent malpractice.

Collector S. Nagarajan along with the Chief Educational Officer A. S. Radhakrishnan made a surprise inspection at Sethu Lakshmi Bai Government Higher Secondary School at Nagercoil to ensure smooth conduct of the examinations.

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