Mumbai, June 7: This time too, SSC- Maharashtra boards Secondary School Certificate examination, flaunts more girl power than boys. As the results were announced on Monday. Over 91.41 percent female students passed, compared to 87.98% male students.
On flip side, however, the overall pass percentage has dropped by around 3 percent as compared to 2015 results. Last year, 14,34,143 of the 16,01,406 students, or 89.56 per cent, cleared the exams. The recently-declared HSC results in the Konkan division returned the best results among all the 9 educational divisions with 96.56 per cent students clearing the exam.
Last year, the division had recorded 96.54 per cent results. Latur, however was at the bottom of the list with pass percentage of 81.54 per cent. This division had recorded a pass percentage of 86.38-per cent pass percentage in 2015.
In Mumbai, 3,23,955 students appeared in the exam, of which 2,97,719 students passed. As per recent data, city junior colleges have 2,69,172 seats, comprising 34,069 (Arts), 81,431 (Science) and 1,53,672 (Commerce).
However, it was a big day for Swami Vivekanand High School in Chembur as about 15 dyslexic students scored more than 80 percent in the examination.
Principal Cynthia Dawson said, "The excellent marks attained by these students speak of their grit, hard work and determination to succeed against all odds. Right from the start of the academic year, the children were steadfast in their studies and did not miss out on any lessons. Teachers took extra efforts in explaining the finer points of each subject, which helped students gain a deeper understanding of each topic and sub-topic."