CHENNAI: Schools run by the Corporation of Chennai have recorded a marginally higher pass percentage in this year’s class 10 state board results with 92.15, which is 1.4 per cent more than last year. J Nivethitha of the Chennai High School in Maduvinkarai stood first with 491 marks, while D Kowsalya of the Saidapet Girl’s Higher Secondary School came second with 490. M Jaya of the Perambur Market Street Girls’ school came third with 489 marks.
Daughter of a push cart vendor who sells fancy items and cosmetics, Nivethitha said, “Teachers would sit with us till 6.30 pm and make us learn,” she said.
A total of 7,860 students appeared for the examinations of which 3,990 were girls and 3,253 boys. While 7,243 cleared the exams, 617 students did not.
The pass percentage of boys and girls showed a marginal increase with 88.9 and 94.97 this year, up from 87.16 and 93.76, respectively. Of the 70 schools, 22 secured 100 per cent pass. Altogether, 65 schools had recorded over 80 per cent pass, while five remaining schools secured between 60 and 80 per cent pass rate.
This year, 1,780 students scored 400 and above, up from last year’s 1,688. Centum scorers increased from 265 last year to 375.