By SAHAR KHAN
Raipur: While girls once again outshining the boys in the board exams of Class X and Class XII, the results of which were declared today, the captivating outcome actually came from backward tribal heartland of Jashpur, about 320 km north east of Raipur, where four students figured among top ten.
They all were the product of ‘Sankalp’ – a coaching institute being run and supported by the District Mineral Fund.
The results of the exams conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) was declared by the school education minister Kedar Kashyap who also complimented the board officials for swiftly bringing out the results of both on the same day.
The pass percentage of Class 10 is 68.04 % and that of Class 12 remained 77 %.
68.40% girls passed out against the 66 % boys in Class 10 and for Class 12, 79.40 % girls and 74.45 % of boys were through this year. Over 6 lakh 71 thousand students appeared in both the Board exams.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh impressed with the performance of the topper from Jashpur, Yagyesh Singh Chouhan who scored 98.33 %, congratulated him over phone and wished him a successful career in life.
“It’s indeed a proud moment for us”, the Jashpur district collector Priyanka Shukla said.
The four students from Jashpur who are among the top ten included Yagyesh Chouhan (First), Maheswari Sai (Fourth), Prakash Kashyp (Seventh) and Adarsh Kr Mahto (Eight). The topper in Class XII is Shiv Kumar Pandey who secured 98.40 % from Baloda bazar district.
The results can be accessed on the official website www.cgbse.nic.in or www.cgbse.net.