Puducherry pass percentage up by 2.77 percent
A total of 91.67 per cent students from Puducherry and Karaikal successfully passed their Class X examinations conducted by the Tamil Nadu Board of Education, bettering the previous year’s results by 2.77 percent.
Announcing the results, CM N Rangasamy said rural schools have performed significantly better this year, with 12 schools achieving cent per cent pass results and another 14 schools achieving a pass percentage above 90.
In all, out of a total of 18,000 students who appeared for the exams from Puducherry and Karaikal, 16,500 passed their exams. That includes 7,952 boys and 8,548 girls. As expected, girls outdid the boys this years as well with a pass percentage of 93.54 as compared to 89.73 per cent for boys.
A total of 116 schools achieved cent per cent results, including 18 government schools as compared to nine in the previous academic year. Among government schools that achieved cent per cent results, 12 are rural schools. Moreover, another 14 rural schools have achieved 90 per cent and above pass results. Under a scheme implemented by the government, these 32 government schools that include 26 rural schools are now entitled to an award of `1 lakh.
T Kayalvizhi of Don Bosco HSS topped the list of successful candidates in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry with a stunning total of 496 marks. However, since French was her elected second language, she was not declared the topper by the Tamil Nadu Board of Education. The board’s merit list is based on the highest total marks secured with Tamil as second language.
R Gotham of Petit Seminaire HSS came in second place with a total of 493 marks and Tamil as second language. A B Thannushree of Saint Joseph of Cluny HSS missed the second spot by a mark and came in third with a total of 492 and French as second language.
Among government schools, P Sugapriya of Vizhidiyur GHS, Karaikal topped followed by , P Hema of Thirunallar GGHSS and P Nareshkumar of Karayamputhur GHSS.
Citing linguistic reasons, the Chief minister said unlike in Tamil Nadu, a topper with Tamil as second language could not be declared in the Union Territory as it had students from four different regions with different languages and French was an official language.