Srinagar: They have an apparent physical disadvantage, but the specially-abled students, as a group, have secured a 6 percent better pass percentage than the overall pass percentage in Class 12 annual examinations of J&K State Board of School Education.
While the overall pass percentage in the examination has been 51.77 percent, among the specially-abled candidates 57.69 percent have passed. In numbers, 30 of the 52 specially-abled candidates succeeded.
The 52 specially-abled candidates included 31 boys and 21 girls.
As in the overall results where girls outperformed boys, among the specially-abled candidates, too, the pass percentage of girls is 66.67 — more than 15 percent better than of the specially-abled boys, who registered 51.61 pass percentage.
While 14 of the 21 specially-abled girls passed, of the 31 specially-abled boys, only 16 could succeed.
More importantly, none of the 21 specially-abled girls has totally failed in the examination.
Against 14 such boys, only 7 specially-abled girls have to reappear in one or more subjects.