Kohima: The results for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination (Class X Board exams) which were held from February 14 to 26 were declared by the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) on Saturday afternoon. With an overall pass percentage of 70.03%, Abhi Chakraborty of Holy Cross Higher Secondary School in Dimapur topped the list securing 98.33%.
Interacting with media persons on Saturday, NBSE chairman Asano Sekhose said that out of the 22,392 candidates who appeared in the examinations, 15,680 candidates qualified the HSLC examination. She revealed that in comparison to 2019, the overall pass percentage has seen an increase of 2%.
The overall pass percentage of the HSLC exam in the past five years are 2019 – 68.29%; 2018 – 66.01%; 2017 – 70.19%; 2016 – 65.42%; and 2015 with 63.11%.
Girls outshine boys in HSLC exam again
“The girls have again done better with 8470 girls qualifying and 7210 boys qualifying the examination. In the top 20 list, there are 55 candidates out of which 16 are boys and the rest 39 are girls,” she informed.
Performance of private and government schools:
Sekhose informed that a total of 96 schools in Nagaland recorded 100% pass percentage, out of which 83 are private schools and 13 are government schools. “This year, 34 schools have zero/nil result out of which 30 are government schools and 4 are private schools,” she added.
She also told reporters that if a private school records nil/zero result for three consecutive years, the NBSE withdraws the registration of the schools. In regard to withdrawing the registration for government schools despite the nil results for consecutive years, she hinted that it becomes a difficulty due to the government’s mission to provide education in all the corners of the state. She added that one reason for the poor results in the government schools could be due to the shortage of math and science teachers.
In terms of district-wise performance for government schools, Kohima district topped the table with a percentage of 64%, followed by Mokokchung and Peren districts with 57% in the top lists; Zunheboto with 29%; Tuensang with 23%; Kiphire with 16%; and Longleng with 10% are in bottom lists.
In regard to private schools, Kohima district is at the top with a percentage of 89% followed by Mokokchung district at 88%.
Meanwhile, the number of candidates who secured 80% and above in aggregate is 986, out of which 11 are from government schools, she informed.
Schedule for the HSLC 2020 compartmental exam:
Sekhose informed that due to the nationwide lockdown, the schedule for the compartmental exam will be made according to the situations. “Yes, it is in plan but we are not certain about the dates. We will have to consult with the government,” she added.
In view of the unprecedented situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, the Board will keep the provision of conducting the HSLC Compartmental Examination 2020 open. Depending on the situation more details will be announced in due course of time. Heads of institutions and all concerned are to note this, the NBSE informed.
The mark-sheet of the HSLC examination will be issued from June 5. The HSLC examination results was declared alongside the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examination results.
Nagaland chief minister’s congratulatory message
Taking to Twitter, Chief minister Neiphiu Rio wrote: “I congratulate all who’ve passed the HSLC & HSSLC exams under @nbsenaga. You’ve reached a milestone in empowering yourselves for the future. Those who couldn’t pass your exam, I encourage you not to give up but be persistent & try again. Best wishes to all for a successful future”