Two Govt school students make it to top 25

IMPHAL, 15th Jun: The result of the High School Leaving Certificate Examination, 2020 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) was officially declared by Education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam at the BOSEM conference hall in the presence of department officials at 11 am on Monday.
The pass percentage this year is 65.34 per cent.
Two students from government school were ranked amongst the first 25 position holders. Chabungbam Ishwarchandra Singh, son of Shwamichandra Singh and Nirmala Devi of Phubala Awang Maning Leikai studying at Moirang Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, Moirang was ranked seventh (securing 565 out of 600) and Satmunchon Kipgen, son of Ngamlal Kipgen and Ngahboi Kipgen of S Jalenmol studying at Eklavya Model Residential School, Gamnom Saparmeina stood in 11th position (securing 561 out of 600 marks). Speaking on the occasion, Dr Radheshyam pointed out that this year the exams were conducted with an aim to reduce unfair practices and provide a fair evaluation for which certain measures were adopted. The measures included introduction of online form fill up and admit card generation, changes in answer booklets, strict vigilance of officials and people involved in conduct of the examination and evaluation.
“And now with declaration of results, answer keys will be uploaded in the website for claims and objections, uploading of toppers answer booklets in the website will also be done. Anyone can check them for any error,” he said.
The minister pointed out that the reason for the slight dip in the pass percentage this year is due to the strict conduct of the examination to reduce unfair practices. There were a record number of students expelled this year with 102 students being expelled for impersonation and for use of unfair means this year. According to official data, 53 students were expelled last year.
He revealed that results of five students have been withheld for writing their name in answer paper, dissimilar handwriting while some cases have been withheld for indulging in violence during examination.
Dr Radheshyam also congratulated the successful students and at the same time extended his best wishes to the students who couldn’t succeed this year.
He said students who were unable to clear the exam this year should work hard and come out with better performance in the coming years, while adding students should never forget the adage that there are no failures in life, there are only lessons to be learned.
The minister 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 per cent 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 got shifted during the process of evaluation as the school had to be used as quarantine centres. Owing to all these factors, declaration of result of HSLC 2020 was delayed by around 20 days then scheduled, he added. He further thanked the student organisations, parents, teachers and all other concerned who helped in the strict and smooth conduct of the examination.
Meanwhile, Reshmi Nandeibam, daughter of N Rishinanda Singh and Rajkumari Sanahanbi Devi of Khongman Zone-V, Imphal East studying at Pitambara English School, Kwakeithel ranked first (securing 579 out of 600 marks) in the examination. Huidrom Rohid Singh, son of H Premjit Singh and H (o) Sumila Devi of Ishok Mayai Leikai and student of St John’s English High School, Nambol got second position (securing 578 out of 600 marks).
Khumanthem Bobosana Singh, son of Kh Sharat Singh and Kh (o) Asha Devi of Chairel Thoubaltabi of Eureka Academy, Thounaojam and Rahul Naorem, son of N Jibol Singh and Athokpam Shantibala Devi of Arapti Mayai Leikai studying at Catholic School, Canchipur both stood third position (securing 572 out of 600 marks).
The result declaration was also attended by Education (S) commissioner T Ranjit Singh, BOSEM chairman Th Kirankumar, BOSEM secretary Dr Chithung Mary Thomas among others.

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