Class X pass per­cent­age in­creases in 2016

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B hutan Coun­cil for School Ex­am­i­na­tion and As­sess­ment (BCSEA) has an­nounced that pass per­cent­age in class X has in­creased by 2.80 per­cent in 2016 over the last two years.

BCSEA made the an­nounce­ment as it de­clared the re­sults of BCSE on 7 Fe­bru­ary in Thim­phu. The pass per­cent­age for class X had been de­clin­ing from 97.04 per­cent in 2011 to 92.95 per­cent in 2015. How­ever, the pass per­cent­age in 2016 has in­creased to 95.75 per­cent at the cut­off point of 61 per­cent.

Declar­ing the re­sults, the ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary, Karma Yeshey, said that the in­crease in the pass per­cent­age could be be­cause of more num­ber of stu­dents ap­pear­ing for the ex­am­i­na­tion. “By look­ing at the in­crease in the pass per­cent­age, we can­not say that it was an im­prove­ment in the quality of ed­u­ca­tion,” he said, adding that there were more stu­dents sit­ting the ex­am­i­na­tion com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

A to­tal of 11,991 stu­dents ap­peared for the ex­am­i­na­tion of which 11,481 passed the ex­am­i­na­tion and 5,923 qual­i­fied for govern­ment schools. A to­tal of 11,655 stu­dents ap­peared for the ex­am­i­na­tion in 2015 of which 10,924 passed and 5,414 qual­i­fied for govern­ment higher sec­ondary schools.

This year, Juben Rana from Samtse Higher Sec­ondary School stood first se­cur­ing 92.60 per­cent fol­lowed by Thin­ley Yidzen Wang­den and Karma Yangchen Ten­zin from Lungten­zampa Mid- dle Sec­ondary School in sec­ond and third po­si­tion se­cur­ing 91.80 per­cent and 91.40 per­cent re­spec­tively.

The stu­dents have scored good marks in Dzongkha, Com­puter Ap­pli­ca­tion, En­vi­ron­men­tal Science and English with the pass per­cent­age above 95 per­cent.

The high­est pass per­cent­age was recorded at 99.66 per­cent in Com­puter Ap­pli­ca­tion and the low­est per­cent­age at 69.09 per­cent in Science. How­ever, science has the sec­ond high­est mean score at 70.85 per­cent.

The ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary said that it was al­ways a good in­di­ca­tor. “It in­di­cates that most passed stu­dents in this cat­e­gory have done very well com­pared to last year,” he said. In most of the sub­jects, the mean scores were be­tween 55 and 70 per­cent.

Mean­while, in the Lan­guage and Cul­ture Stud­ies Cer­tifi­cate Ex­am­i­na­tion (LCSCE), Ugyen Dorji from Dzongkha De­vel­op­ment Train­ing In­sti­tute (DDTI) scored 81.60 per­cent and se­cured the first po­si­tion. Kin­zang Dorji and Sonam Gyalt­shen from School for Lan­guage and Cul­ture Stud­ies (SLCS) stood sec­ond and third re­spec­tively with 78.20 per­cent and 76 per­cent.

A to­tal of 87 can­di­dates from SLCS and DDTI reg­is­tered for the ex­am­i­na­tion of which 84 ap­peared the LCSCE 2016 ex­am­i­na­tion. Of the to­tal, 80 can­di­dates have passed the ex­am­i­na­tion with the pass per­cent­age of 95.24.

The pass per­cent­age has in­creased by 9.07 per­cent from 86.17 per­cent in 2015. A to­tal of 94 can­di­dates ap­peared for the 2015 ex­am­i­na­tion.

The mark sheets and pass cer­tifi­cates can be col­lected from schools by the sec­ond week of March to with­out hav­ing to go to the BCSEA of­fice.

The recheck of pa­pers, a min­i­mum of two sub­jects with a fee of Nu.300 a pa­per, is open from 7 to 13 Fe­bru­ary. The recheck re­sults will be an­nounced in the print me­dia and on BCSEA’s web­site on 16 Fe­bru­ary.

Since 2006, the high­est pass per­cent­age recorded by BCSE was at 97.04 per­cent in 2011 fol­lowed by 97.44 per­cent in 2009.

A to­tal of 12,181 can­di­dates from 48 higher and 66 mid­dle sec­ondary schools reg­is­tered for the 2016 class X ex­am­i­na­tion.

The el­i­gi­ble can­di­dates seek­ing ad­mis­sion in class XI are ex­pected to re­port on 17 Fe­bru­ary.

Juben Rana Thin­ley Yidzin Wang­den Karma Yangchen Ten­zin

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