The Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) Tuesday announced results of class ten board examinations held last November. A total of 10,190 students from 81 schools throughout the country had appeared the BCSE examinations.
With an aggregate of 91.20 percent, Kinley Penjor Tshomo of Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School has topped the position.
Meanwhile, Tshering Tashi (90.60 %) and Jitendra Chhetri (90.40 %) of Gomtu Middle Secondary School came with second and third position respectively.
Although the pass percentage has increased this year, the quality of performance dropped comparing to last year, the board said.
Meanwhile, out of 9,888 students who passed the examinations, only 4061 seats are available in government schools for the students to continue in class XI.
The cut off percentage to get admission in grade eleven is fixed at 60.40%. The rest of the ‘disqualified for government schools’ will either opt for private schools or fend for themselves entering the job market.
Yet, Bhutan’s job market for the class ten graduates is grim. Training opportunities are announced by health and labor ministry, but class X students have to compete with the class XII pass-outs who are already looking for the training and employment.
After the announcement of class XII results last month, some 5000 students are in the process of seeking job in the market which is not able to absorb the existing 10,500 candidates.
Some 18,600 candidates with pass certificate of class X, XII and Bachelor’s degree are awaiting to get job currently in the country.