5,253 Rakhine students pass matric exam despite challenges

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A classroom learning peacefully in Rakhine State.

In Rakhine State, where the AA started fighting, 5,253 students passed the matriculation examination, and 22 of them passed with six distinctions, according to sources close to the Rakhine State government.
A total of 18,934 students in Rakhine State registered for the examination, but only 8,644 actually sat for it, and since 5,253 of them passed the examination, the pass rate is 60.77 per cent. Among those who passed with flying colours, 22 got six distinctions, 52 got five distinctions, 75 got four distinctions, 106 got three distinctions, 186 got two distinctions, and 862 got one distinction.
Among the successful students, 1,379 are from Sittway, 20 from Ponnagyun, 22 from Pauktaw, 49 from Rathedaung, 14 from MraukU, seven from Kyauktaw, seven from Minbya, 196 from Myebon, 241 from Maungtaw, 331 from Buthidaung, 697 from Kyaukpyu, 66 from Yanbye, 555 from Thandwe, 202 from Gwa, 710 from Taungup, 308 from Manaung, 377 from An, and 72 from special programme (Sittway), making a total of 5,253.
The Rakhine State Government managed to hold this examination for the benefit of the state’s education amidst various situations, such as the storm and local instability, with the cooperation and coordination between education departments and security personnel.
“The state government has managed to hold the examination for the students. We are sorry for those who could not sit for this examination. We have seen for ourselves that they tried to do the best for the students amidst many issues. We are happy for those who passed the examination,” said Ko Htun Mra, a local from Sittway. — MT/ZN

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