Rural school students outshine their urban counterparts in HSLC exam

31 students bag top ten positions; pass percentage 70.71

GUWAHATI, May 17: Amid chaos and controversies, the results of the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exam and the Assam High Madrassa exam were declared by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) on Friday. The results were centrally announcedat 12 noon by SEBA chairman Santikam Hazarika at a press conference.
Proving their mettle, boysoutshone girls in this HSLCexam with 73.31 per cent of the boys succeeding followed by girls at 68.25 per cent. The students from schools in the rural areas of the State performed better compared to the students from schools in the city and the towns.
According to Hazarika, "Ofthe total 3,66,476 candidates, 2,59,149 candidates have came outsuccessful in the HSLC exam. The total pass percentage is 70.71. Thirty one students – 18 males and 13 females – have bagged the top ten positions in this HSLC exam."
The SEBA chairman said that the HSLC 2013 exam recorded best pass percentage in the last 24 years.
Barpeta boy Ijaz Ahmed, astudent of Pathsala Sikshapith Adarsha HS, was declared the topper with 573 marks. Ahmed got letters in the subjects of Assamese, English, General Science, General Maths, Social Science and Advanced Maths.
The flood prone Dhemaji district recorded the best pass percentage (85.76) in the HSLC 2013 exam while Chirang district recorded the lowest pass percentage (55.77).
In the Assam High Madrassa exam, 6,797 students have come out successful of 9,699 students appeared in the exam. "The total pass percentage is 70.08 – 71.28 per cent males and 69.06 per cent females," stated the SEBA chairman.
In the Assam High Madrassa exam, Farzin Sultana, a student of the Tinsukia High Madrassa, Nagaon, was declared thefirst rank holder with 507 marks. Raisul Islam, a student of the Azad Memorial High Madrassa, Sonitpur, was also declared the first rank holder with 507 marks. Ariful Amin Ansari, a student of the RakhaldubiHigh Madrassa, Goalpara, bagged the second position with 506 marks and Mahmud Nuranee, a student of the Bogariguri Madrassa HS School, Nagaon, bagged the third position with 503 marks.
"In the Assam High Madrassa exam, upper Assam district of Sivasagar has recorded highest pass percentage (90.91) while lower Assam district of Cachar has recorded lowest pass percentage (44.1)," the SEBA chairman stated.
Meanwhile, many students across the State have complained about facing problems while getting the exam results through the SEBA websites and SMSes. Two mobile numbers given by the Education Departmentfor getting the results have failed to function properly. "Several faulty marksheets have been issued to the students in different parts of the State," sources said.
Sources further stated that the results of both the exams were reportedly leaked out early than the fixed time in many parts of the State.Results were also reportedly declared at around 2 pm to 3 pm instead of 12 noon in some schools of the State,sources added.
Admitting these anomalies in the declaration of results, SEBA chairman Hazarika said that an enquiry would be conducted into the result leak. He further said, "Correction of mistakes cropped up in the marsksheets will be rectified within 7 days."
Meanwhile, the AASU members staged protest across the State and burnteffigies of the SEBA chairman and the State Education Minister against the goof–up in the HSLC exam result. (sentinelassam)

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