SHILLONG, May 23: The Secondary School Leaving certification (SSLC) examination results 2017 was filled with surprises. The first surprise was the leaked results of the top 20 merit list which went viral in social media since last night and the second was the unexpected results whereby unknown schools dominate the merit list much to the dismay of elite educational institutions like St Anthony’s HS School, St Mary’s HS School, St Margaret HS School and others.
A matter of pride and joy for an unheard school – St George Secondary School, Nongmynsong Shillong, a student of this school – Duyu Asung who got letters in 6 subjects with a total marks 568 out of 600 broke the merit pattern by overtaking elite schools like St Anthony’s, St Mary’s, Sherwood School in Tura besides others to secure the top position in the SSLC exams 2017.
Another student who bagged the top position along with Asung securing the same marks is Lamphrang Lyngdoh who secured letters in 6 subjects, representing RK Mission HS, Cherrapunji.
Another unexpected school which took many by surprise is the Eriben Presbyterian Secondary School, Shillong. Thanks to its student – Idarikor Warshong who secured the 2nd position with letters in 6 subjects and a total marks of 567. She shares the position with Rahul Sen from Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Tura who secured letters in 5 subjects.
Meanwhile, the 3rd position was shared between Daffica Kynter of Synod HS School, Shillong and Da E Kynsai Mitre Pyrngap of North Liberty HS School, Jowai who both secured total marks of 565. The 4th position was bagged by Banteilang Mukhim from Govt. Boys’ HS School, Shillong who secured 563 marks and the 5th position was secured by Mainak Debnath of Bhaitbari HS School, Bhaitbari with total marks of 562.