Girls have outshined boys in the Maharashtra State Board Secondary Certificate (SSC) examinations and have once again proved that they are second to none with stupendous performance. Interestingly, the board hardly implemented its much-touted result improvement scheme. It also did not take corrective measures to reduce the stress of the students and the so-called counselling of the students related to just dissuading them from the suicidal path. Maharashtra State achieved 85.6% from the 86.4% last year and there is need for putting more efforts by teachers and students to score well. As there are only 2.69 lakh first year seats, there will be a tough competition for the 3.19 lakh students from the Mumbai division in the passed out list. It will be a testing time for students to stake claim for a seat.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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