79 students qualify for under-grad scholarship program
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.