Meghalaya: Garo Hills sees 11 rank holders, Tura girl tops SSLC (In Detail)

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TURA | May 27, 2019:

Garo Hills has much to cheer for this year with the declaration of the results of the much-awaited Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations.

Like every year, Tura secured a top spot(s) in the Top 20 merit list. As many as 11 students featured in the merit list, including this year's topper, Neelima Kumari.

While there was cheer amongst the toppers, the overall situation, however, continued to leave a lot of room for improvement. All five districts, including West Garo Hills (WGH) were amongst the lowest in terms of pass percentages in the state. The wooden bowl this year went to the district of South West Garo Hills with a pass percentage of 25.92.

This year saw a total of 50050 students, both regular and non regular, appear for the exams with 27887 passing, a total pass percentage of 55.72.

However, the percentage among the regular students saw an improvement. Out of 21892 students 16761 were declared passed with a percentage of 76.56. Students from 615 schools in the state appeared in this year's SSLC examinations.

East Jaintia Hills district, having the lowest number of students (1866) appearing for the SSLC exam, obtained the highest pass percentage of 77.06%.

The East Khasi Hills region with Shillong as the centre had the highest number of students (12769) who wrote the SSLC exams and the pass percentage was pegged at 74.94.

Other districts with registered pass percentages include — West Garo Hills 38.17%, East Garo Hills 40.34%, South Garo Hills 39.07%, West Khasi Hills 68.90%, Ri-Bhoi 71.38%, South West Garo Hills 25.92%, North Garo Hills 36.32%, South West Khasi Hills 59.44% and West Jaintia Hills 75.77%.

16-year-old Neelam Kumari of Embee Rosebud Secondary School from Tura took the first position among the top twenty of the state and was followed by Darila Akor Kharmawphlang of St. Mary's Higher Secondary School.

While 11 students from seven different schools of Garo Hills found a place in the top twenty list there were 25 others from the Khasi-Jaintia region.

St. Mary's Higher secondary School in Shillong had the most number of students in the top 20 with six of its students appearing while Sherwood School of Tura, followed closely with 5.