Mon State Ranked Third in National Matriculation Exam Pass Rates

Monday, August 10, 2020

With the results for the annual high school matriculation exam announced on Sunday, Mon State’s students had the third highest number of “passing” scores for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Last year, Mon State had the highest pass rate in the country, according to the Ministry of Education.

“The types of questions changed a little bit this year under the new examination system,” Dr. Cho Cho Myat Aung, head of the Mon State education department, told NMG as to why Mon State’s ranking might have changed.

She added that the number of students taking the exam increased in the state during this academic year. Some 30,578 students sat the test, with 10,614 passing it, according to the education ministry’s report.

That put the passing rate for Mon State at 34.71 percent.

While a smaller proportion of the students passed, of those who did, more students earned distinctions, according to officers from the state’s education department.

This year, 24 students in Mon State earned distinctions in all six subjects. Forty-four students got distinctions in five subjects, 99 got it in four subjects, 211 got it in three, and 399 got it in two subjects. Some 1,206 students received a distinction in one subject.

Comparatively, in the 2018-2019 school year, six students in the state received distinctions in all six subjects, 23 students earned distinctions in five subjects, and 85 got distinctions in four subjects. Some 179 students got distinctions in two subjects, and 1,125 received the honor in one subject.

At 37.51 percent, Mandalay Region had the highest pass rate for the high school matriculation exam for the 2019-2020 school year. Sagaing Region was second, with 35.17 percent.

Mon State was ranked first last year, third during the 2017-2018 academic year, and first from 2015 until 2017. It was ranked second for the 2014-2015 year.