BHUBANESWAR: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which is educating tribal children of the state, has recorded a pass percentage of 95 in the 10th board examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. As many as 1676 students from the school wing of the institute appeared the examination this year, which was one of the highest numbers in the country from a single school. Over 300 students have secured 60 per cent or more marks with girls outshining boys. Sakila Majhi topped the school securing 93 percent marks. Achyuta Samanta, founder of KISS and KIIT, said the KISS has been achieving excellent result in the 10th board examination since 2000 despite being a tribal institute. “Most of the parents of the students are first learners. The kids are not well-versed with Odia during their joining. The teachers give emphasis on their personal development and make them understand the courses well,” he added. He said they divide the students into four categories according to their performances and focus on their development. Teachers encourage the students and personally clear their doubts over particular chapters or subject. “It is a rare feat to educate and groom tribal students from remote areas of the state and enable them to excel in the board examination every year,” said educationists. From 2000 to 2019, KISS students have been achieving nearly 100 percent pass result in this examination. As many as 164 students belonging to primitive tribes like Juang, Didai, Kharia, Lodha, Lanjia Saura and Bonda are among those who were successful in the examination.