As the results of Class 12 was declared on Friday, the Education Department officials in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai were left in a state of shock after finding their districts being ranked last (32) and 27 respectively.
“A lot of soul searching has to be done to ensure that results improve next year. We did not expect this slide to the bottom of the ranks table,” Vellore Chief Educational Officer S Mars told DT Next. He added that they would evaluate the performance of individual schools to identify where exactly the failure lay. “What is heart wrenching is that we had taken special efforts to increase admissions by citing all the advantages of studying in government schools which had facilities on a par with private institutions,” added Tiruvannamalai CEO V Jayakumar.