One-Percent Increase in Matriculation Exam Results in Chin State
22 June 2012: Chin State has seen a 1.25 percent increase in the number of high school students passing the matriculation exam in the academic year 2011-12 compared to the results last year.
The figures (picture) announced on 9 June this year show that only 14.91 percent got through the University Entrance Examination, commonly referred to as the matriculation exam in English, while the 2010-11 results came to 13.67 percent in the whole Chin State.
Out of 8,306 students registered in the whole northwestern state of Burma, a total of 7,332 sat for the exam and 1,093 passed, with only two students from Tedim township getting three and four distinctions respectively.
With its 22.72 percent of students passing the exam, Tedim Township topped the exam results list, followed by Mindat with 22.22 percent while Paletwa plunged to a record low with only 4.74 percent standing below Thantlang with 5.63 percent.
In Chin State, there are 25 high schools with about 9,900 students in total, according to the official statistics in 2003.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang