…Class 8 performance improves by 23.17 percent

KP Sharma 

Of 10,131 students who appeared for the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) examination last year across 81 High Secondary Schools (HSS), only 8,823 managed to pass the examination last year.

The Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) announced the results for BHSEC and the Language and Culture Studies Certificate (LCSC) yesterday.

The overall pass percentage dropped to 87.09 percent, marking a 0.71percent decrease from the previous year, which had a pass percentage of 87.80 percent.

In the Science stream, Gelley Jamtsho from Ugyen Academy secured the first position with a score of 90.50 percent.

Kelly Tashi Yonten from the same school bagged the second position with 90.25 percent.

The third position was shared by three students: Jigme Yoezer from Yangchenphug HSS in Thimphu, Sonam Wangchen from Karma Academy in Paro, and Legden Thinley Tobgyal from Ugyen Academy with 89 percent.

In the Commerce stream, Karma Sonam from Desi High School in Thimphu secured the top position with 87.50 percent.

Following closely, Rigsar Namgyel from Damphu CS in Tsirang stood second with 86 percent. Nimita Pradhan from Karma Academy secured the third position with a score of 85.25 percent.

In the Arts stream, Sonam Tshoki Dolkar from YHSS topped the stream with a score of 90 percent.

Tashi Tshomo from Desi High School secured the second position with 88.75 percent, while Kinga Lhaki Pelzom from Damphu CS stood third with 88 percent.

Among the subjects, Dzongkha has the highest pass percentage with 99.34 percent while Mathematics and Business Mathematics have the lowest pass percentage of 41.97 and 41.28 percent respectively.

Similarly, of 167 students who appeared in the LCSC examination, 165 students from Taktse CS passed the examination, marking a pass percentage of 98.80 percent.

Ugyen Penjor secured the first position with 88.75 percent, followed by Sonam Lekey with 87.75 percent. Sangay Wangchuk stood third with 86.25 percent.

According to BCSEA, last year’s CLCS result was the best in five-years.

The Ministry of Education and Skill Development (MoESD) also released the results for the class eight common examinations.

This year, the class eight pass percentage stands at 79.55 percent, marking a significant increase of 23.17 percent compared to last year’s 56.38 percent.

A total of 14,847 students appeared for the examination, although there were 14,993 registered candidates.

Somwang Tshering Pelden from The Royal Academy in Paro secured the first position with 96.29 percent, followed by Tashi Dema Mongar from Loseling MSS in the second position with 95.98 percent. Yogesh Adhikari from Sarpang MSS stood third with a score of 94.48 percent.