Puducherry: Puducherry and Karaikal regions registered a 2.77 per cent overall increase in Class X public examination, the results for which were announced on Monday.
Both regions adopting the Tamilnadu pattern of education and system of public examinations
Chief Minister N Rangasamy told reporters here 16,500 of a total of 18,000 candidates of government and privately managed schools in the regions were successful have come out successful. The pass percentage is 91.67, 2.77 per cent more than that registered in the 2010-11 academic year.
D Kayalvizhi of Don Bosco Higher Secondary school, Lawspet got the first rank with 496 out of 500 marks. R Goutham of Petit Seminaire HSS and A P Dhannusri of St Joseph of Cluny Girls HSS are second and third rankers with 493 and 492 marks. All these three top rankers are from private schools.
Rangasamy said that government schools have established a pass percentage of 86.59 this year, 4.25 percent more than the previous year`s result.
To a question on establishing a Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board in Puducherry, he said the government would study the feasibility of having the board in Puducherry and take an appropriate decision.
He said students joining professional courses under the government quota in private colleges need not pay fees to the institutions as government would remit it to managements.