Dharamshala: Students passing class 10 and 12 this year has set the benchmark at an all-time high in the CBSE board exams. With the record number of students to score above 90 and 95 percent to zero fail percentage, this year’s results has blazed a new chapter of academic prowess and excellence in Tibetan school system.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay said the results are testament to the hard work of the students, teachers and parents as well as to the vision of the 14th and 15th Kashag of education first.
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay who’s previously held the portfolio of Education Kalon said education has assumed the topmost priority under his leadership in both 14th and 15th Kashag. In this pursuit, significant interventions were made in the successive years in school infrastructure including the complete transfer of schools under Sambhota (STSS) administration, new and ambitious scholarship programs such as the Sikyong Scholarship and Excellence award for class 10 and 12 and implementation of policies enabling greater involvement of parents in student performances and parent-teacher trainings.
“With the Tibetan school transfer project, the leadership of the 15th Kashag and successive Kashag had envisioned a new beginning in the advancement of Tibetan education. Today is a historic day for we witness that vision turn into reality,” Sikyong said.
He congratulated the dynamic leadership of Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen and staff of Department of Education and thanked the principals, staff and teachers whose resourcefulness and collective efforts have brought the unprecedented laurels to the Tibetan education system.
Sikyong also congratulated the Tibetan Homes School, Mussoorie and THF Rajpur on its stellar performances in both class 10 and 12 results. Securing the highest average percentage of 71.39 precent with 100 percent pass percentage, THF Rajpur has topped all the other 26 Tibetan schools in class 10 results. The THF Mussoorie has scaled even greater height with 14 of its students scoring over 95 percent.
Kalon Dr Pema Yanchen who also spoke at the press event attributed the success to the teamwork of teachers, students and parents under the guidance and leadership of the Department of Education as well as the school administrators and principals over the years.
“Today’s result attests to the fact that each one of us can make a difference. All of us at the Education department who’s been leading various initiatives and programs as well as the school directors, principals, teachers, staff who support the students on a daily basis, each has a significant role in influencing student performances,” Kalon said.
“I congratulate all the students, members of our schools and staff of DOE on this collective achievement. With this new benchmark, the future of our upcoming students surely looks promising.”
A total of 1154 students appeared in the AISSE held in March 2020 from 27 Tibetan schools in India, of which 1081 students cleared the exam with an overall pass percentage of 93.67.
The result this year according to the Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has bettered both qualitatively and quantitatively. 12 schools have secured pass percentage of 100 and 19 students have scored 90 percent and above.
The overall average percentage has increased by 1.04 percent whereas the pass percentage has increased by 1.36 percent against last year’s.
The top 10 Tibetan schools that outperformed the rest are Tibetan Home School, Rajpur, Sambhota Tibetan School Sonada, Sambhota Tibetan School Chandragiri, Sambhota Tibetan School Mudgod, Sambhota Tibetan School Chauntra, Central School for Tibetan Kalimpong, Tibetan Home School Mussorie, STS CVP Bylakuppe, and TNMF Clementown.
Sambhota Tibetan Schools’ performance stands out this year as 6 of the 10 top-performing schools are Sambhota Schools. Normally, Class 12 students from Tibetan schools receive the Department of Education’s sponsored coaching whereas the students of class X do not get specific coaching. Given appropriate coaching, no doubt the students could achieve more than 95 percent.