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Class X results to be declared next week

The result of Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSEA) examination, class X would be declared a week later after the cabinet’s order is issued, according to the Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA).

The result was supposed to be declared yesterday at 3pm according to the information sent to the media by the education ministry’s ITC division. However, the media was informed yesterday morning that the result would be declared next week following government order.

BCSEA on January 5 had announced on their Facebook page that the result would be declared in the third week of January.

Although the result is ready to be declared by BCSEA, officials from BCSEA said they were informed to postpone the declaration and asked them to await the cabinet order.

“We’re not sure why such a decision was made at the last minute. We cannot declare it until there is a green signal from the government although the result is ready.”

However, an official from education ministry said there was a miscommunication between BCSEA and ministry officials.

“BCSEA had asked the media division official to inform media houses that result would be declared on Wednesday at 3pm,” official said. “But this was done without informing and consulting with the education minister who is the chairperson of the Council.”

There was widespread speculation that the result was not declared on the said date because of the confusion on the cut-off point on which the government is yet to decide.

Education minister JB Rai has confirmed and clarified that the result was not postponed because of the on-going cut-off point discussion and that there is definitely no other issues related.

Lyonpo said the ministry made a presentation on different policy related matters including stipend and cut-off point on January 22, where decisions were taken, but are yet to be endorsed.

“The sole reason to postpone the result was because the ministry should follow the cabinet procedure where decisions taken are endorsed in the next cabinet meeting,” lyonpo said. “The Cabinet has instructed that once it is endorsed then we can clarify and announce the result together.”

Lyonpo confirmed that he was not informed that the result declaration was scheduled for Wednesday.

“We’re hoping that the Cabinet decision would be endorsed next Tuesday and thereby be able to declare the result at least by Thursday afternoon.”

Starting this academic session, all class X students who pass the board examination will be enrolled in class XI this year, the education minister JB Rai had said at the parliament session.

Yangchen C Rinzin

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