Imphal: Twelve-year-Isaac Paulallungmuan, who recently became the youngest from Manipur to clear the Class X exam conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM), on Saturday finally got admission for higher secondary education at Shishu Nistha Niketan School in Imphal.
Managing board chairman Suranjan Lairenjam and director Amrita Naorem of the CBSE-affiliated school offered free education to the young boy who hails from Kangvai village in Churachandpur district.
As informed by Isaac’s uncle Pauchungnung Vaiphei to EastMojo, apart from providing free admission, monthly tuition fees and books, the school has also offered free hostel facility to the young lad.
“As per Isaac’s interest, we approached the school and unexpectedly, the school offers free education. And we are very much grateful for such benevolent gesture from the school administration,” said Pauchungnung, who himself is an associate professor at Churachandpur College.
Isaac will be pursuing science stream for Class XI and is now looking forward to join the new school.
An alumnus of Mount Olive School at Kangvai village, Isaac secured first division with 72% marks in the state High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exam in his first attempt.
As per the rules, a student appearing for the Class X board exam has to complete at least 15 years of age as on April 1 of the year in which he or she appearing for the exam.
However, in 2019, BOSEM permitted Isaac to take the HSLC exam 2020 given his exceptional IQ of 141 based on psychological test conducted on the boy by the department of clinical psychological in the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).