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Salma Haseena tops Chennai schools in Class 10 exams
Saturday June 1, 2013 7:42 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

S.A. Salma Haseena, daughter of a junior engineer with Southern Railway, has topped the Chennai schools in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate(SSLC) exams held in March/April 2013. She scored 491 out of the total 500.

Salma is closely followed by Chennai-born Malayalee, Nissi Mariam Abraham - whose mother is a laboratory technician, scored 490 and came second.

K. Yuvarani, daughter of Kanniappan, a carpenter, too came in second.

Four students — D. Mercy Jebarani, W. Jebaselvi, M. Vijay and B. Boobalan — shared the third rank with scores of 488 each.

The results were declared yesterday.

A total of 8,788 students of Chennai Schools had passed this year's class X exams taking the pass percentage to 91.47. Last year the pass percentage was 86.94.

The results indicated that in a continuing trend, girls scored more than boys. The pass percentage of girls is 93.7 per cent.

All girls from 26 of the 70 schools run by the Chennai Corporation passed, but boys from only 15 schools managed to clear their papers.

The number of students who obtained centums has also seen a quantum jump with 258 scoring full marks in various subjects, compared to just 18 last year.

 

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