HSE 2018: Top show by Comet, EK students; success rate falls

STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 3rd May: With nine students finishing among the top 10 position holders, Enlighten knowledge (EK) Higher Secondary School, Sangakpham has emerged as the most successful educational institute in arts stream of the Higher Secondary Examination (HSE) 2018, results of which were declared on Thursday.
Students of Changangei-based Comet School also fared excellently in science stream of the examination with 10 of them making it to the top 20 position while in commerce stream Shree Digambar Jain Mandir (SDJM) Higher Secondary School, Paona bazar had maximum number of students (three) in the top five position.
The overall pass percentage of 67.04 in HSE 2018, however, was comparatively lower in comparision to previous year’s examination wherein the success rate was 68.81 per cent, out of total 26,139 candidates appeared.
In science stream, Selina Keisham of Comet School, who is the daughter of Anandi Devi and Sudhir Singh of Singjamei Chingamakha under Imphal West district, secured 482 marks out of the maximum 500, with letter marks in all the six subjects - English, Manipuri, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
Luckyson Ningthoujam of Brilliance School, Imphal and Tensubam Goldi Singh of MECI Explorer Academy (Changangei Ucheckon) shared second position with 477 marks each, which included letter marks in five and six subjects respectively.
Luckyson is the son of Premila Devi and Brojen of Khangabok Lamlong Leikai-III while Goldi is born to Rose Devi and (late) Biren Singh of Bamon Leikai.
The third position is also shared by Huidrom Ronald Mangang of Millennium Institute of Science, Kwakeithel Mayai Koibi and Yumnam Devajit Singh of MECI Explorer Academy by securing 474 marks each.
Ronald’s parents are Inaobi Devi and Somorjit Singh of Hiyanglam Waikhom Leikai while Devajit is the son of Leimarembi Devi and Somorjit of Nongada Makha Leikai.
MECI Explorer also had nine students among the top 20 position holders. No government school student could make the cut.
In arts stream, EK’s Ningthoujam Radharani Devi topped the examination with 449 marks, including letter marks in all six subjects – English, Manipur, Political Science, History, Sociology and Geography. She is the daughter of Bimola Devi and Mohendro Singh of Lilong Chajing Chingkhong Leikai.
Her classmates Takhelchangbam Sunaina Devi, d/o Memthoi Devi and Kishorchand Sharma of Keishampat Thokchom Leikai, and Yengkhom Gunchenba, s/o Premila Devi and Jiten of Luwangshangbam Makha Leikai secured the second and third position with 444 and 441 marks respectively.
EK was prevented from making the clean-sweep of the top 10 slot by SH Obed Kharam of CC higher secondary school and Kachanglu Gonmei of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (Arts & Commerce), Maram by securing the seventh and ninth position respectively.
Obed, who culled 431 marks, is the son of Martha and Mangsemthang Kharam of Tuisenphai while Kachanglu (425 marks) is the daughter of Tunagailu and Simeon Gonmei of Namching, New Keithelmanbi.
Sagar Acharya, s/o Tulasa Acharya and (late) Dharmendra Acharya of Kanglatongbi, however, made the Maram school proud by topping in the commerce stream with a total of 431 marks.
SDJM’s Thokchom Singhajit Meitei secured the second position with a tally of 401 marks as his schoolmate Kenedy Moirangthem shared the third position with Athathoi Tayenjam of Temple of Learning (Canchipur) by securing 394 marks each.
Birjit Heikham of SDJM occupied the fourth place with 393 marks while Oinam Indrakumar Singh of Johnstone Higher Secondary School is the lone government school student to find a berth in the top rank holders.
Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam declared results of the examinations conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM.
He informed media persons that 28,024 candidates enrolled for the HSE 2018 out of which 27,776 appeared and 18,621 cleared the annual examination.
Congratulating Council officials, Radheshyam said that the examination results could be declared in such a short span of time due to the untiring efforts of the staff.
District-wise, the pass percentage of Noney District was highest at 96.80 with 333 candidates clearing the exam out of the total 344 appeared. As per the record of the Council, Tengnoupal students fared the worst in HSE 2018 as only 19.47 candidates out of the total of 226 could scale the test.
Kamjong had the least number of candidates at 20 out of which 13 emerged successful.
Imphal West had highest number of candidates in the the examination at 9606, out of which 6664 of them were successful.
Out of 7189 enrolled in Arts Stream, 7079 appeared and 5048 passed the exam while in Science Stream 20,328 enrolled, 20,193 appeared and 13,240 passed the examination. In Commerce Stream 507 students got enrolled, 504 appeared and 333 passed the exam this year.
The announcement of HSE 2018 results was also attended by Commissioner (Education-S) Sumant Singh, Director Th Kirankumar Singh, COHSEM chairman L Mohendro Singh, council officials, dignitaries and guardians of the students.
The pass percentage in 2016 was 65.22 per cent while the success rate of 61.09 per cent was recorded in 2015.
So far, the HSE 2013 success rate remains the best year in terms of performance by the students as the pass percentage reached 81.44 per cent.

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