This year, it is a matter of mixed feelings for students, parents and academicians of Virudhunagar district as far as Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination results are concerned.

For two students, J.C. Shanmathy and V. Vijayaprabu, of Noble Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Periyavalllikulam secured 497 marks. They stood first in the district and shared the second rank at the State-level with others.

K. Jeyashanmugapriya of PACR Ammaniammal Girls Higher Secondary School at Rajapalayam and P. Sindhuja of Noble Matriculation Higher Secondary School got 496 marks and emerged as the second rank holders at the district-level and shared the third rank at the State-level with other students. A. Gunavelrajan, M. Keerthana and R. Nishanthini of Noble Matriculation Higher Secondary School, S. Keerthana of Sri Ramana Vidhya Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Rajapalayam and T.S. Narmatha of Lions Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Srivilliputtur shared the third rank at the district-level with a score of 495 marks.

Out of 325 schools, spread over the three educational districts of Virudhunagar, Aruppukottai and Srivilliputtur, 174 government and aided schools bagged centum results. In all, 28,006 students, including 13,940 girls, took the SSLC examination, held between March 27 and April 12. Of them, 26,519 students, including 13,078 boys, emerged victorious.

The pass percentage thus stood at 94.69 as against the last year level of 93.53. It is an improvement by 1.16 per cent. Yet the top position in the State in the over-all pass percentage slipped from the hands of Virudhunagar district for the second consecutive year though it had been holding the slot for 26 consecutive years.

The top place went to Tuticorin district last year. In fact, the situation turned worse this year and Virudhunagar district is pushed to the fifth place by Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Erode and Tiruchi with a pass per centage of 97.29, 95.42, 95.36 and 95.14. However, R. Subasaravanan of Noble Matriculation Higher Secondary School has scored a centum in English.

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