As against 94.5 the state percentage of pass in 10 th. public exams, 95.08 percent of students have passed in Salem District.
Out of the 44,660 students who appeared, 42,462 students have passed. This is an increase of 1.01 percent over last year said the Chief Educational Officer A.Gnanagowri. Girl student’s pass percentage is 96.32 as against 93.84 of male candidates. The districts’ ranking has improved from 21st position among other districts to 18 th, position, this year.
The Government schools in the district have scored an impressive percentage of 93.35 percent. Out of the 22,622 students who wrote the exams from government schools, as many as 21, 174 have passed. The ranking of government schools in the district has improved from 21 to 16 this year.
“The performance of the government schools indicates that the quality of education is comparably high with that of private schools. The government schools have better qualified teachers with TET exam toppers on board,” said the Chief Education Officer.
To a question whether intensive filtering of students in 9th. standard boosted the percentage of government schools, the Chief Education Officer said that the government schools adopted a very flexible and liberal approach and 95 percent were allowed to enter the 10 th class.
Among the special children categories, out of the 20 visually impaired children, all the 20 passed while out of the 53 physically challenged students who wrote the exam 50 have passed.
(Centre for CommunityMedia)