Eight Rukmini Scholars Take the Big Exam
As you may have read from our previous emails and posts on Social Media, 8 of our scholars recently took the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) Examinations. SLC is the National level Board Exam and passing this exam is the only path towards higher education. A passing score is also the minimum requirement for any kind of government and most private employment opportunities.
SLC is the only path towards higher education and most employment opportunities
SLC exams consist of seven subjects: Nepali, English, Science, Mathematics, Calculus (or Economics as an optional subject), Health Population and Environment, and Computer Basics. Each subject has a maximum of 100 full marks. On average, if you score 60 or above (Total marks of 420), it is considered to be a good SLC score.
On average, 60% is considered a good passing score
There is a great sense of achievement in passing the test and consequently a great sense of disappointment associated with failing the exam. On average, only 40% of the test takers pass the examinations, so there is a real fear and nervousness for test takers, Even though we do not have specific data on what percentage of girls pass this test, you can imagine that it is lower than 40%.
Only 40% of all test takers pass the SLC exams
It gives us great pleasure to report that all our Rukmini Foundation scholars passed the SLC exams, and with flying colors as well. Six of our scholars (Dikshya, Puja, Sandhya, Sarathi, Sujata, and Susmita) all scored well over 70 percent, while Junu Mangrati and Rabina Shrestha averaged more than 80 percent. This is truly a remarkable achievement for our scholars, their families, and the mentors and teachers who have worked tirelessly with them.
All 8 scholars passed, 6 scoring over 70% and 2 scoring over 80%
We wanted to share this news with you, our supporters, not only to spread the happiness we at the foundation are feeling, but also to thank you for making this type of news possible. Your support, whether through donations, participation in events, volunteering efforts, or simply advocating alongside us has made this possible. Thank you (Dhanyabaad)!!
Thank you to our donors and supporters who made this amazing achievement possible