Tirupati, Apr 14: The tail-end district of Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor, performed well in Intermediate public examination the results of which were declared on Friday.
The district stood in second position in the state after Krishna district securing an overall pass percentage of 76 per cent. It secured the sixth position in junior Intermediate results with pass percentage of 58 per cent.
According to reports, as many as 40,290 students appeared for the examinations of which 30,434 were declared passed. About 1,782 out of a total of 2,426 students of vocational junior colleges have passed with a pass percentage of 73 per cent.
Interestingly, this time also, government colleges across the district out-performed private and corporate colleges by showing a decent performance with a pass percentage of 67.19, crossing the last year's pass percentage of 65.4.
In the academic year 2018-19, a total of 6,248 candidates appeared for senior Inter examinations from government junior colleges in the district of which 4,198 have got through the examinations. With this the government junior colleges have disproved the general belief that government colleges cannot perform as well as private institutions.
It is needless to say that the government colleges have been successfully competing with private and corporate colleges for the past four years, throwing challenges to the government to provide more facilities to students so that they will compete with the students of private and corporate colleges.