Thursday, May 29, 2008
Madhyamik examination result
Girls proved their mettle in this year's Madhyamik examination, leading the state in the unofficial merit list.Ronita Jana of Jadavpur Vidyapith topped the examination with a whopping 798 out of 800 - one of the highest scores in the state board’s history. Her father is a schoolteacher in the Sunderbans and mother is a nurse.Ronita grew up in an eight-foot-by-eight-foot one-room house, studying between daily household chores.Mathematics. In Kolkata, 835 students secured 100 out of 100 in mathematics in comparison 343 students who had secured 100 last year. In Burdwan, 262 students scored 100 while in Midnapore East and West, 219 scored cent per cent. In North Bengal 136 candidates secured full marks in the subject.In Bidya Bharati Girls High School, 30 students secured 100, 12 students of Gokhale Memorial Girls High School and two from Balika Shiksha Sadan managed to secure full marks in mathematics. Many students secured more than 90 per cent marks in the subject.Though the number of examinees had increased by more than 76,000 this year, the pass percentage, had dropped by just 2.11 per cent.A total of 73,5578 candidates appeared for the exams this year.The 2008 exam was also the last time examinees were evaluated on traditional system.In keeping with recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework, 2005, the board will introduce grades along with numerical marks from 2009 and stop citing divisions and total marks on students’ mark sheets.