IMPHAL, May 22: Scoring a total mark of 601, Romen Chongtham of St Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou topped this year’s High School Lea-ving Certificate (HSLC) Exa- mination 2008 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur.
Sanasam Sangita of St George High School, Wangkhei missed the top spot by a single mark. The third position was bagged by Chetanbala Hijam of Nirmalabas School, Imphal with a total score of 597.
The overall pass percentage is the highest in the last five years. This year’s result made a considerable improvement at 58 percent over last year’s 52 percent.
The pass percentage for male candidates is 67 percent while that of the fe- males is 56 percent.
As per the merit list, Ca-tholic School, Canchipur and St Joseph’s School, Sa-ngaiprou performed the best producing seven and six position holders respectively in the top 25.
St George High School, Wangkhei and Don Bosco School, Imphal produced three position holders each in the top 25.
For English subject, Sa-nasam Sangita and Yum- nam Alfred, both belonging to St George High School, Wangkhei scored the highest mark at 91.
The highest mark in Ma-thematics was jointly scor- ed by Neerajkumar Sharma Manohar of St Joseph’s School, Sangaiprou and Pri-tam Lourembam of Univer- sal Students’ Academy, Singjamei at 99.
For Science subject, Charan Kumar Asem of Catholic School, Canchipur scored the highest mark of 146.
Scoring 100 out of 100, Tanushree Lourembam of Catholic School got the highest mark in Computer Science.
For Higher Mathematics, Romen Chongtham and Ronald Kungsaomakbou Abonmei, both of St Jo-seph’s School, Sangaiprou are the joint top scorers at 99.
Pushpanjali Takhellam-bam of Little Flower School got the highest mark in Ma-nipuri at 92.
In Commerce, Babita Choudhary of Guru Nanak Public School, Imphal, Koi-jam Korou Shen of St Jo- seph’s School, Md Irshad Khan of Emmanuel English School, Haipi, Keithelman-bi, Shivani Jain of Guru Nanak Public School and Thangminlien Haokip of St Mary’s High School, Churachandpur scored 88 each as top scorers.
In a marked departure from the previous trend in which schools located in greater Imphal area wholly dominated the top section of the merit list, many schools located in rural areas and other districts made a daring challenge to the Imphal based schools producing as many as six students in the top 25.
These promising schools include Bethel English School, Nambol Chingmang, St John’s English High school, Nambol, Sur-Rashi Elite School, Ma-yang Imphal, L Ibomcha Standard English School, Icham Khunou, St Mary’s High School, Chura-chandpur and KM Blooming English School, Khangabok.
Toppers’ choice: It was because of the ceaseless support of family members, influential guidance from teachers, hardwork of the self, and above all, blessing of the Almighty that helped collectively in reaping fruit as toppers, echoed the top three position holders of this year’s HSLC examina-tion declared this afternoon.
Romen Chongtham of St Joesph’s School, Sangai-prou bagged first position, while second and third po-sition went to Sanasam Sangita Devi of St George High School, Wangkhei and Chetanbala Hijam of Nirmalabas School, Imphal respectively.
Romen while talking to The Sangai Express conveyed his desire to continue study in science stream at Delhi Public School, while Sangita and Chetanbala too shared their wishes to pursue in science but in a private school of the State.
Romen said that he as-pires to become a computer software engineer through IIT and wishes to change the stream to MBA after completion of his enginee-ring degree.
Sangita said that she too aims to join the country’s premier technical institute and become an electronics engineer. However, Chetan-bala said she wants to serve the State by becoming a doctor.
Apart from study, Romen said, he loves com-puter game and basketball, while Chetanbala said that she loves watching soccer. Bra-zillian stars Ronaldo and Kaka are her favourites, she added. Sangita said she would want to enjoy some soothing music during her free time.
Romen is the only son of Chongtham Rajen and Chongtham (O) Gambhini of Sagolband Moirang Hanu-ba Maning Leirak, while Sangita is the daughter of Sanasam Radha and Sana-sam (O) Yayai of Wangkhei laishram Leikai. Chetanbala is the elder of the two dau-ghters of Hijam Purneshwar and Hijam (O) Devdani of Thangmeiband Thingel Leikai.
Source: The Sangai Express