79 stu­dents qual­ify for un­der-grad schol­ar­ship pro­gram

Business Bhutan - - Nation - Pema Sel­don from Thim­phu

Seventy-nine stu­dents from 30 higher sec­ondary schools (HSS) across the coun­try, qual­i­fied for the un­der-grad­u­ate schol­ar­ship pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to Pupil Per­for­mance Re­port 2017.

Ugyen Acad­emy HSS had 32 win­ners, Yangchen­phug HSS had 25, and Jigme Sherubling HSSm, 22.

Th­ese three schools had the max­i­mum num­ber qual­i­fy­ing out of 10,410 can­di­dates who ap­peared the ex­am­i­na­tion while 10,584 can­di­dates from 56 schools (39 gov­ern­ment and 17 pri­vate) had ini­tially reg­is­tered.

The over­all pass per­cent­age is 84.82%, a de­crease of 4.17% over 88.99% pass per­cent­age of 2015. Of the to­tal can­di­dates who ap­peared the ex­am­i­na­tion, 5,162 were male and 5,248 fe­male. The pass per­cent­age for boys is 83.44% and girls 86.19%.

Dzongkhag wise, Zhem­gang Cen­tral school (CS) has the high­est pass per­cent­age with 99.4% fol­lowed by Ugyen Acad­emy with 98.65% and Jigme Sherubling CS with 98.51%.

Two new sub­jects, Me­dia Stud­ies and AgFS (Agri­cul­ture for Food Se­cu­rity) were in­tro­duced into the Bhutan Higher Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Cer­tifi­cate (BHSEC) Ex­am­i­na­tion 2016.

In AgFS , the pass per­cent­age is 100%. For five sub­jects - English, Rigzhung, Lit­er­a­ture in English, Ge­og­ra­phy and Me­dia Stud­ies, the pass per­cent­age is above 95%.

From the to­tal 17 sub­jects of­fered, four sub­jects have their mean be­tween 40 to 49 as com­pared to 2015 BHSEC ex­ams where seven sub­jects had their mean in this range. Nine sub­jects had mean be­tween 50 - 59 com­pared to six sub­jects in 2015. Four sub­jects had mean be­tween 60 - 69 com­pared to two sub­jects in 2015.

The stan­dard de­vi­a­tion for English and AgFS sub­jects are the least which shows con­sis­tency in the scores. The high­est stan­dard de­vi­a­tion ranges are in Math­e­mat­ics and Busi­ness Math­e­mat­ics.

The mean for Dzongkha and English are at 55.03 and 51.62 re­spec­tively. How­ever, the mean of stu­dents in His­tory and Eco­nomics are at 45.5 and 42.17 re­spec­tively.

In the mark range of 81-100, Lit­er­a­ture in English has high­est per­cent­age of 20% of the can­di­dates, fol­lowed by Busi­ness Math­e­mat­ics with 9.01% and Math­e­mat­ics with 8.99%.

In the mark range of 71 - 80, Lit­er­a­ture in English has high­est per­cent­age of 36% of the can­di­dates fol­lowed by Ge­og­ra­phy with 30.98% and Me­dia Stud­ies with 25.29%.

In the mark range of 61 - 70, Me­dia Stud­ies has high­est per­cent­age of 52.93% of the can­di­dates fol­lowed by AgFS with 46.08%.

In the range of 40 - 50, Chem­istry has the high­est per­cent­age with 44.60% fol­lowed by English with 43.26% and Physics with 33.98%.

Mean­while, of the to­tal of 12,181 can­di­dates reg­is­tered for the Bhutan Cer­tifi­cate of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion (BCSE) ex­am­i­na­tion, 11,991 can­di­dates ap­peared the ex­am­i­na­tion. The pass per­cent­age of the can­di­dates is 95.75%.

For BCSE, the na­tional mean in all the sub­jects has in­creased ex­cept for Com­puter Ap­pli­ca­tions in which the mean has come down from 77.45 to 76.26 com­pared to 2015.

The mean for En­vi­ron­men­tal Science is 63.22 which is a newly in­tro­duced sub­ject.

Based on the num­ber of stu­dents ap­pear­ing from the cen­ters, Tshangkha CS Ugyen Acad­emy and Thrimsh­ing CS had more num­ber of stu­dents who qual­i­fied for higher sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion in gov­ern­ment schools. Their qual­i­fy­ing per­cent­ages were 88%, 85.53% and 81.25% re­spec­tively.

Gasa is the only dzongkhag with 100% pass per­cent­age in all the sub­jects ex­cept in Science.

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