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COIMBATORE: Tirupur continued to maintain its top position for the second time in a row when it comes to the Class XII state board results.
The district recorded a pass percentage of 97.12%, which is not just the highest in the state, but it is also 1.75% higher than its previous year’s pass percentage of 95.37%.
Despite science always being considered the tougher stream to opt for, the stream saw the highest pass percentage of 98.21% among the four steams including commerce, arts and vocation.
The district had 23,398 students appearing for the higher secondary exams this year, of which 22,724 passed. Girls continued to outshine boys showing of a 2% difference in pass percentage.
While the girls recorded a pass percentage of 98.04%, the boys’ pass percentage stood at 95.98%.
The education department was also delighted at the performance of their differently abled candidates. “Despite challenges, they performed splendidly, with only 60 of the 62 students who sat for the exams clearing it,” said chief education officer R Ramesh.
Students from the district managed to achieve 100% pass in eight out of 25 subjects including business mathematics, home science, geography, biochemistry, and micro-biology. English and Mathematics also had a pass percentage of more than 98%.
While science had a pass percentage of 98.21%, commerce group had a pass percentage of 97.46%, arts group had a pass percentage of 91.61% and vocation had a pass percentage of 85%.
As many as 111 schools including nine government schools, one municipal school, four partly aided schools, eight self-finance schools and 89 matric schools managed to achieve a 100% result.
The chief education officer said one of the driving factors in the improvement in pass percentage was cooperation of schools and students.
“Achieving the top position last year made teachers want to retain this year. But besides that, we think the difference was in making students understand the importance of education and how much it could change their future,” said Ramesh.
“We spent a lot of time motivating students and teachers. We conducted workshops on adopting a positive approach when handling teachers’ issues and students’ issues, so students start enjoying studies and not dread exams,” he said.

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