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Pupils come off with flying colours

Ranchi/Jamshedpur May 10: Residential High School, Netarhat, grabbed the top 10 positions in the secondary examination, the results of which were declared by Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) here today.

Schools of Koderma district registered the highest number of successful students in Jharkhand. The JAC report showed that the percentage of successful students in this district was almost 92.97. Chatra district stood second in the list with 91.18 per cent of successful students. Jamtara stood at the bottom in the district-wise merit list with only 77.21 per cent success rate.

With 95 per cent aggregate marks, Rakesh Kumar, a boy from Chatra district stood first in the state followed by Atul Anand, a boy from Garwah district, who clinched 94.6 per cent. The third position was bagged by Sumit Bhagat, a tribal boy from Lohardaga district who secured 93.4 per cent marks.

Among the girls, Priyanka Kusum, a student of Residential High School, Netarhat, stood first by securing 91.8 per cent.

A total of 86.99 per cent students were successful in the secondary examination this year, which is 3.62 per cent more than that of last year. The percentage of successful students in 2001 was just 31.32 per cent, while it was 45.01 per cent in 2002. The success rate increased in the subsequent years.

The result was declared at a function organised by JAC at its Namkum office.Chief minister Madhu Koda, human resource development minister Bandhu Tirkey and officials of the HRD department, who were present during the programme, expressed satisfaction at the success rate of the students.

In East Singhbhum also, students from government and minority schools fared well also. Students of Jamshedpur High School, Bistupur, emerged topper in the town.

All 265 students from this school secured first division.

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