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Tura kids make their presence felt
By Our Reporter
Shillong: The Secondary and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSLC and HSSLC-Arts) 2012 showed an increase in the pass percentage, compared to last year, with a total pass percentage of 50.56 per cent (46.34 per cent, 2011) and 52.62 per cent (50.56 per cent, 2011) respectively.
Unlike other years, the boys outshined the girls this time in the SSLC exams. The girls, however, edged past the boys in the HSSLC exams in the results declared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Monday. In the regular category (SSLC), 82.63 per cent of the boys passed out successfully compared to 79.75 per cent girls. Meanwhile, 71.79 per cent girls got through in the regular category of the HSSLC examinations against 62.02 per cent of the boys.
District wise, 75.99 per cent of the students passed the SSLC examinations from Jaintia Hills followed by 73.76 per cent from East Khasi Hills. Meanwhile, South Garo Hills registered the lowest number of pass outs sitting at 19.30 per cent. Ri-Bhoi headed the passed candidates list in the HSSLC examinations with 75.36 per cent successful students. East Khasi Hills was second in the list with 67.43 per cent. East Garo Hills fared the poorest with only 29.72 per cent students featuring in the successful candidates’ list.
Meanwhile, waving its flag of success, St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong secured the top positions both in the SSLC and HSSLC (Arts) examinations.
Partha Barma from St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong secured the 1st position in the SSLC exams with total marks of 558 while Aibanskhem Nongspung from the same school bagged the top position in the HSSLC (Arts) exams with total marks of 429.
The first batch of students of St Anthony’s appearing for the HSSLC (Arts) brought laurel to the school by securing the top position, apart from the third and seventh positions, with a pass percentage of 98 per cent and highest marks in Philosophy.
When asked about the secret behind the success of this school, Principal of St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Fr Rajendran Kuttinadar George said “There is no secret behind this success; it is just plain hardwork and commitment of both the students and the teachers.”
Partha Barma, the topper of SSLC exams dedicated his success to his parents, teachers and friends.
When asked about his preparation through out the year, Barma said “It is not about the amount of time that I spend but the concentration that I dedicated to a few hours that I studied that has helped me reached this far.”
Other schools sharing the success are St. Mary’s (five positions in SSLC, two positions in HSSLC) schools like Anderson HS School, Nongstoin also made it to the top with 3rd position in the SSLC exams.
Nine students of Sherwood School, Tura were among the top-20 while other schools sharing the success included St Mary’s HS School (five students among top-20 in SSLC), St Margaret’s HS School, Seven Set HS School, St Peter’s HS School, Anderson Higher Secondary School, Nongstoin among others. Two private candidates, Johnmin Pohlong and Rangsil G Momin secured the 16th and 19th positions respectively in the SSLC exams.
Our correspondent adds from Tura
Meanwhile, Garo Hills students have fared well with 14 students securing their berth in the top-20 of the SSLC results that were declared by MBOSE on Monday afternoon.
For those who wanted to make a break with the headlines, the secondary school results has given them more than they asked for.
Leading from the front was a sixteen year old student of Aeroville Secondary School who jointly shared the fifth position in the state. Azalea Chijanggi K Marak secured 549 marks with letters in all the six subjects.
Sherwood School of Tura walked off with the lion’s share as nine students from the school found a berth in the top state list.
Three Sherwoodians, Anushree Sharma, Arantxa Wanchi S Sangma and Vanessa Ann Beddoe Sawkmie shared the seventh position in the state each obtaining 547 marks and letters in several subjects.
Six other students from the same school successfully cleared the exams to find their names in the state list which has been raised from the previous ten slots to twenty positions following a revamp of the examination and evaluation process of the state education board. Aeroville school also had two other success stories in the form of Priyeta Das and Mayachi K Marak.
Success did not end with the two prominent schools of the town as Divakar Palit of Tura Town higher secondary school and Crowny Tegamchi Ch Momin of St. Xaviers’ secondary school bagged the 15th and 17th position, respectively.
Meanwhile, four students from West Khasi Hills ranked among the top 20.
Linda Bessy Lyngdoh (3rd, SSLC) of Anderson Higher Secondary School Nongstoin, was the topper from the District.