Imphal: The result of the High School Leaving Certificate Examination, 2020 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) was declared today.
Altogether 25,084 students were declared pass. 38,390 students including 18,860 male and 19,530 female students took part in the exam out of 38,664 enrolled this year. This year the pass percentage was recorded at 65.34 per cent.
Two students from Government School were ranked amongst the first 25 position holders. Chabungbam Ishwarchandra Singh, S/o Ch. Shwamichandra Singh and Ch Nirmala Devi of Phubala Awang Maning Leikai of Moirang Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, Moirang was ranked seventh (securing 565 out of 600) and Satmunchon Kipge, S/o Ngamlal Kipgen and Ngahboi Kipgen of S.Jalenmol of Eklavya Model Residential School, Gamnom Saparmeina was ranked 11th position (securing 561 out of 600 marks).
Hon’ble Education Minister Dr.Thokchom Radheshyam officially declared the result at the BOSEM conference hall in the presence of department officials at 11am today. In a short speech after the announcement of the result, the Minister congratulated the successful students and at the same time extended his best wishes to the students who couldn’t succeed this year.
Dr. Radheshyam said students who were unable to clear the exam this year should work hard and come out with better performance in the coming years. He said students should never forget the adage that there are no failures in life, there are only lessons to be learned. He further appealed to the parents and teachers to help the students overcome their weaknesses and bounce back with flying colours next year.
Dr. Radheshyam also said that this year the exams were conducted with an aim to reduce unfair practices and provide a fair evaluation for which certain measures were introduced. The measures include introduction of online form fill up & admit card generation, changes in answer booklets, claims and objections towards the answer keys, uploading of toppers answer booklets in the website, strict vigilance of officials and people involved in conduct of the examination and evaluation.
The Education Minister also said the reason for the small decline in the pass percentage this year is due to the strict conduct of the exam to reduce unfair practices. There were a record number of students expelled this year, he said adding that 102 students were expelled for impersonation and for use of unfair means this year. According to official data, 53 students were expelled last year.
Dr. Radheshyam also explained the struggles and hardships faced during evaluation of papers this year due to the present pandemic. Numbers of examiners, tabulators and staff utilised were reduced by 30-40% due to restrictions in movement and transportation constraints.
He continued that Evaluation Centres were not only increased this year due to need for social distancing but also gets shifted during the process of evaluation as the school has to be used as quarantine centres. Owing to all these factors, Declaration of Result of HSLC 2020 is delayed by around 20 days from scheduled, he continued. He further thanked the student organisations, parents, teachers and all other concerned who helped in the strict and smooth conduct of the examination.
Reshmi Nandeibam, D/o Nandeibam Rishinanda Singh and Rajkumari Sanahanbi Devi of Khongman Zone-V, Imphal East of Pitambara English School, Kwakeithel ranked first (securing 579 out of 600 marks). Huidrom Rohid Singh, S/o H.Premjit Singh and H (o) Sumila Devi of Ishok Mayai Leikai of St.John’s English High School, Nambol ranked second position ( securing 578 out of 600 marks).
Khumanthem Bobosana Singh, S/o Khumanthem Sharat Singh and Khumanthem (o) Asha Devi of Chairel Thoubaltabi of Eureka Academy, Thounaojam and Rahul Naorem S/o Naorem Jibol Singh and Athokpam Shantibala Devi of Arapti Mayai Leikai of Catholic School, Canchipur both ranked third position (securing 572 out of 600 marks).
Out of the 9008 Government School students appearing in the exam, 1106 students passed in first division, 2383 in second division and 173 in third division. 1891 students of Aided Schools appeared in the examination out of which 312 students passed in the first division, 623 students in second division and 40 passed in the third division.
Altogether 27,491 students of private schools appeared in the examination out of which 10466 passed in the first division, 9642 passed in second division and 339 students passed in the third division.
Thoubal & Kakching were the Best Performing districts with a pass percentage of 77.50.
The result declaration was also attended by Commissioner Education (S) T. Ranjit Singh, Chairman BOSEM Th. Kirankumar, Secretary, BOSEM Dr. Chithung Mary Thomas among others.