The Goa Board for secondary and higher secondary education announced the Secondary School Certification examination results on Tuesday which threw up a passing percentage of 77.12 percent. As has become a common trend in the last decade, girls continued to outshine the boys in Goa with the fairer sex snatching the top three honours for themselves while also achieving more distinctions and first classes than the boys.
A staggering 802 girls scored distinctions against 550 boys scoring the same while a tally of 1637 girls passed with a first class against 1234 boys securing first class. A total of 15,171 students had appeared for the SSC examinations in Goa this year with the passing percentage of 77.12 percent being the the best in the last five years.
Margao student Miss Melisa Shirley Luis of Damodar Vidyalay topped the list with a passing percentage of 94.67 percent followed by Shravani Devidas Gurav of Sarvodaya High School Churchorem who secured 94% and Vidula Uday Pednekar of Fatima Convent Margao who was close behind with 93.5%.
Thirteen schools recorded 100 percent results this year while 9 centres crossed the average passing percentage of the board - 77.12 percent. Ponda centre- 87.46 percent, Navelim, Porvorim, Margao, Mapusa, Vasco, Mandrem, Panaji and Mangueshi - 79.32 percent. Dharbandora centre recorded the lowest passing percentage of 57.47 percent