Manipur Class 12 results: School in highway blockade hub tops in commerce
Private schools in Manipur capital Imphal, as usual, bagged the top spots in the Class 12 results declared by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (CoHSEM) on Tuesday.Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:28 IST
Hindustan Times, Imphal
Private schools in Manipur capital Imphal, as usual, bagged the top spots in the Class 12 results declared by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (CoHSEM) on Tuesday.
But the spotlight this year has been on a school in Senapati district, the hub of periodic highway or economic blockade – the last one ending in March after 130 days – that Manipur experiences.
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School at Maram was virtually the only educational institute in Senapati district unaffected by economic blockades. Students of this school bagged the first three spots, also considered a first for a hill district in Manipur.
Manipur students stepped up their performance this year to clock a success rate of 68.81%, which was 3.69% higher than in 2016. The trend has been maintained since 2015 when the pass percentage was 61.11%, which was a drastic drop from 76.89% in 2014.
Of the total 26,934 students who appeared for this year’s exams, 17,987 passed. More boys (9,011) succeeded than girls (8,976).
“Students of private higher secondary schools and colleges fared better than the government-run institutions,” education minister Th Radheshyam Singh said. He released the results along with parliamentary secretary (education) K Robindro and CoHSEM officials.
Students of Enlighten Knowledge Higher Secondary School in Imphal bagged the first six positions in the Arts stream while the first three spots were spared by their counterparts in Inspire Science Academy and Millennium Institute of Science, both in Imphal.
They were perhaps overshadowed by Shap Makan (369 marks), Vinod Thakur (354) and Lenin Sagolsem (351), the first three Commerce position holders of Don Bosco HS School, Maram.
In Arts, the first three positions went to Ngangom Jinita (454), Guneshwori Nongmaithem (439) and Thokpam Dolenchandra Singh (437), all of Enlighten Knowledge HS School.
Gurumayum Gopalkrishna Sharma (483) of Inspire Science Academy, Rajkumari Babysana and Takhellambam Jayananda Singh (both of Millennium Institute of Science with 472 marks), and Victoria Ngangbam (486) took the top three positions in Science.
Manipur’s six Valley districts including Imphal East and Imphal West notched up an average success rate of 67.85% while the surrounding hills comprising 10 districts recorded 71.55%.
Two newly-created hill districts found a place in the overall performance list. While Tengnoupal recorded an overall pass percentage of 95.93%, Kangpokpi bottomed out with 29.97%.
The 2017 exams, CoHSEM officials said, were conducted across 92 centres, a majority of them (62) in the Valley districts. The exams started on March 20 and evaluation of the answer scripts was completed on May 14.
First Published: May 23, 2017 21:20 IST