//Pass percentage rises by 32 p.c. in Malappuram

Pass percentage rises by 32 p.c. in Malappuram

Four-fold increase in students with all A+

# 61.91 pass percentage in the district
# Government schools make huge gains

MALAPPURAM: The district achieved a 32 rise in the pass percentage in the SSLC examinations, the results of which were announced on Thursday.

Of the 71,924 students who took the examinations in Malappuram, as many as 44,535 passed, registering a pass percentage of 61.91. The district had registered 46.78 per cent pass in the examinations last year.

This is a record pass for Malappuram district, whose Vijayabheri project had brought about a huge increase in the pass percentage in the SSLC examinations since 2001. No other district in the State has registered a 32 per cent rise in the pass percentage in the examinations in a single year.

The number of students getting `A+' grade in all subjects increased nearly four times this year. Last year, only 37 students from Malappuram had got A+ in all subjects. This time, as many as 133 students from Malappuram had A+ in all subjects.

The district panchayat had implemented the Vijayabheri project in the district in association with block and grama panchayats and various other organisations. The intensive application of the project with the help of local bodies was found to be the reason for the spurt in the SSLC results in Malappuram.

Study camps titled `Thiranottam' were organised across the district, using exclusive modules for the students. Special intensive training was given to all mathematics teachers in the district. Last year, the district had witnessed a mass failure in mathematics.

Government schools in the district made huge gains. Government High School, Keezhuparamba, registered 84.78 per cent pass.

As many as 195 of the 230 students who took the examinations at the school passed. Government Girls High School, Malappuram, registered a pass percentage of 79.75.

In the aided sector, St. Gemma's High School, Malappuram, topped with 98 per cent pass.