Th three Tibetan Schools, namely TCV Selakui, TNMF Clement Town and TCV Gopalpur, achieved a 100 % result in All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE). Out of the 1.616 Tibetan students who appeared, 1.411 have passed, 47 students failed and 158 students were placed under compartment category (failed in 1 subject).
Tibetan schools have with 87,3 % allready a slightly higher pass percentage in comparison to Indian schools who have a pass percentage of 82.10 %. However, the last year's result of Tibetan schools in class XII board examination showed a signifant dip in comparison to the 92.52 % pass percentage of last year.
Tibetan girls perform better than Tibetan boys as 85.96 % of the boys and 88.63 % succeed.
The winner of the prestigious and brandnew Sikyong Scholarship of Rs 100,000 was Ms. Tenzin Chokyi of THF School Mussoorie. She topped in Arts Stream with a score just above 95%. This scholarship aims to encourage students to work harder and perform better in class XII board examination.
Further, Mr. Trinley Tsering Lama of TCV School, Selakui topped in Science with 92.8% and Mr. Tenzin Thinlay of THF Mussoorie in Commerce stream with 90.4%.
According to the Tibetan Community these results are indebted to their new prime minister, Lobsang Sangay. It was him who concentrated on improving the level of education of Tibetans.
Today Dr. Sangay communicated with college students attending a workshop organized by the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre in McLeodganj. He updated on the situation inside Tibet and the efforts made by the Tibetan government in exile.
After coming into exile in 1959, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama had given top priority to education and requested the then Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for establishing separate schools for Tibetan refugee children.
The heart purpose of establishing separate schools for Tibetans in India was for provision of quality modern education and preservation of the Tibetan language and culture at the same time.
The Department of Education currently oversees 73 Tibetan schools – excluding the pre-primary sections and private schools – in India and Nepal under different autonomous administrative bodies, according to the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).
It said there are around 24,000 students and 2,200 staff members in these schools. The autonomous school administrative bodies include: Central Tibetan Schools Administration (28 schools), Tibetan Children’s Villages (18 schools), Tibetan Homes Foundation (3 schools), Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (12 schools), and Snow Lion Foundation (12 schools).