Mizoram: Myanmar’s 29 refugee children will sit for Class 10 and 12 board exams

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AIZAWL: At least 29 children of Myanmar nationals who have taken refuge in Mizoram are expected to take part in Class 10 and 12 board examinations conducted by the Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) from the end of February. ۔ Mizoram Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said that 27 Myanmar students, who are currently taking refuge in the state, have registered for the 10th class board examination and 2 students for the 12th class examination.

He said that while the board examinations for Class X would start from February 28, while the examinations for Class XII would be held on March 1. He said the state government had earlier issued a notification allowing Myanmar’s national children to register for board exams. “We decided to give a chance to the children of Myanmar nationals, who are studying in 10th and 12th class, to register for the board exams under MBSE. “We have to help them, at least on humanitarian grounds,” he said.

He said most of the students appearing for the board exams were from Siaha and Champhai districts of South Mizoram in the eastern part of the state bordering Myanmar. More than 1,000 children are now enrolled in different classes in Mizoram schools, according to an official of the school education department. However, the exact figures could not be ascertained as some of them have returned to their villages in Myanmar.

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