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‘Corporation schools ready for English medium’

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The Hindu              18.05.2013

‘Corporation schools ready for English medium’

Special Correspondent

A proposal has been prepared to introduce English medium in 40 Corporation schools in Madurai. Particulars of these schools have been sent to the Department of School Education and further action will be taken after obtaining permission, according to R.Nanthagopal, Corporation Commissioner.

He was answering a question raised by Councillor S.T.Jayabalan at the Council meeting on Friday as to what steps had been taken by the Corporation in this regard.

Responding to another member’s query, Mr.Nanthagopal said the Corporation wrote to the Department of School Education 15 days back about its plan, and it would be implemented in at least 20 schools once the permission was granted.

R.Mathialagan, Corporation Education Officer, said a meeting of Corporation school headmasters had been convened to discuss the issue.

 

Corporation school creates record of sorts

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The Hindu                11.05.2013

Corporation school creates record of sorts

Rare feat:Madurai Corporation's Sethupathi Pandithurai Higher Secondary School on New Jail Road achieved the full pass percentage in the Plus Two examination.— Photo: R. Ashok
Rare feat:Madurai Corporation's Sethupathi Pandithurai Higher Secondary School on New Jail Road achieved the full pass percentage in the Plus Two examination.— Photo: R. Ashok

Most students from BPL families.

Sethupathi Pandithurai Higher Secondary School, managed by the Madurai Municipal Corporation and located next to a public toilet on New Jail Road here, created a record of sorts with all the 41 students of the school passing the Plus Two examination this year.

This was the first time since its establishment as a high school in 1937 and subsequent upgradation as a higher secondary school in 1978 that the institution, functioning with limited infrastructural facilities, had registered a centum pass in a Board examination.

It also turned out to be the only school among the 14 Corporation schools in the city to score a centum pass this year.

The other schools registered a pass percentage ranging between 85 and 99.2.

School headmistress A.Esther Emma Olive said the fete could be achieved only because of the cooperation of the students, their parents and six higher secondary teachers. She said special classes were taken up to 8.30 p.m. for the students.

Fruitful efforts

The efforts had borne fruit as the school first rank holder V.Veerapandi, son of a casual labourer, scored 1,025 marks despite studying in the science stream.

“Almost all of our students are from Below the Poverty Line families. It is a real challenge to groom them and we are doing it successfully with God’s grace,” she added.

Corporation Chief Educational Officer R.Mathialagan said 2,537 students from the 14 Corporation schools had appeared for the Plus Two examination this year. Of them, 2,365 passed.

The pass percentage was 93.04 which was very close to the district’s pass percentage of 93.77.

It was the only Corporation school to achieve a centum pass.

 

Corporation schools perform well

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The Hindu                11.05.2013

Corporation schools perform well

Staff Reporter

Schools managed by the Coimbatore Corporation registered a pass percentage of 90 this year.

According to a press release from the civic body, of the 790 boys who had appeared for the examination, 659 cleared it. And of the 1,642 girls who appeared, 1,520 cleared it. The boys' pass percentage was 83 and the girls’ 93.

Among the Corporation school students, R. Indumathi of Oppanakkara Street Girls’ Higher Secondary School secured the first rank scoring 1,161 out of 1,200. K. Mohanammal was the second top-scorer with 1,155. S. Surya and S. Venaktesh shared the third spot with 1,148.

Mayor S.M. Velusamy in the presence of Commissioner G. Latha and Deputy Commissioner S. Sivarasu honoured the students with shawl and cash award.

The press release said that the Mayor promised education assistance for students who had secured the top 20 ranks in each of the 16 higher secondary schools.

With 98.07, the Udayampalayam Corporation Higher Secondary School recorded the highest pass percentage among the Corporation schools.

Corporation Education department officials said that the top mark — 1,161 — was 12 marks higher than last year.

Further, the Corporation school students had scored centums in 19 subjects — 13 in accountancy, five in commerce and one in Business Mathematics. A total of 151 students had secured marks above 1,000. The civic body will be giving Rs. 1,000 to all these students as an award.

In Corporation schools, pass percentage of boys is 83 and of girls is 93.

 


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