58 inmates from Insein Prison pass matriculation exam

File photo shows teachers giving answer papers to the matriculation students in the Insein Prison. Photo: Pe Zaw
File photo shows teachers giving answer papers to the matriculation students in the Insein Prison. Photo: Pe Zaw

The matriculation exam results for 2019-2020 academic year were released nationwide yesterday morning. Eighty-five prisoners from Insein Prison, Yangon, sat for the matriculation exam, and out of which 58 people, or 68.23 per cent, passed it. Of these, 34 students passed it with flying colours. The prisoners sat for the matriculation exam at No.13 B.E.M.S. (Branch), which is located on the prison premises, in March this year. Twenty-four prisoners achieved one distinction, six achieved two distinctions, three achieved three distinctions, and one achieved four distinctions.
Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, prisoners who are degree graduates and have teaching experiences, teachers from schools in Insein Township, and other volunteer teachers taught the prisoners who sat for the 2019-2020 matriculation exam.
Since 2014, prisoners in Insein Prison have been allowed to sit for matriculation exam. Two prisoners passed the matriculation exam in 2014, seven in 2015, eleven in 2016, nine in 2017, nineteen in 2018, fifty-two in 2019, and 58 this year. So, from 2014 to 2020, a total of 158 prisoners from Insein Prison passed the matriculation exam, and out of these, 70 prisoners passed the exams with flying colours.—Zaw Gyi (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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