Dharamshala: The unprecedented pandemic originated from Wuhan has systematically impacted all spheres of life including the education sector but much to the rejoice of Tibetan schools and particularly to CTA, 19 Tibetans students cracked the 12th CBSE board with outstanding performance achieving above 95% setting an all-time record for the most number of Tibetan students to score 95 percent and above ever in history.
A total of 1154 students appeared in the AISSE held in March 2020 from 27 Tibetan schools in India. A total of 1081 students successfully cleared the exam with an overall pass percentage of 93.67.
The result this year according to the Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has bettered both qualitatively and quantitatively. The average percentage has increased by 1.04 percent whereas the pass percentage has increased by 1.36 percent against last year.
13 outstanding students who set the historic precedent by scoring above 95 joined in a live conversation today with Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay and Education Kalon Dr. Pema Yangchen to discuss and receive counsel on career options and life in general.
“This year in the Tibetan schools, we have 91 students who scored more than 90%. More than 90% of students scored 60% and above which is unimaginable during our days. This shows that your intellect, determination, and discipline is far better than us and you have the potential to do far better than the older generation” remarked Sikyong Dr Lobsang as he commended and congratulated the students.
The class 12 batch of 2020 he noted has been the greatest and best batch ever as far as the results are concerned
As Sikyong narrated his experience as a student and the ups and downs that came his way, he explained that cultivating a strong sense of self-worth is imperative as the students make their transition from school to university.
“The environment may feel different than what you are used to and the competition is cut-throat which may give you mental stress and challenges, Regardless of that, you should cultivate a strong sense of self-worth and embrace the challenges” Sikyong explained.
He urged the students to make the best use of opportunities and contribute to the cause of Tibet in their capacity.
Education Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen congratulates and commended them for setting a great example of academic excellence for others.
She noted that it was a moment of great pride and confidence and meanwhile asked them to reflect on their schooling days and develop a sense of gratitude for the opportunities that came their way.
“When you reflect on all the opportunities that came to your way and challenges that you’ve overcome then you will realise how fortunate you all are for receiving the gift of education”
She urged them to cultivate the ‘attitude of gratitude’ throughout their journey in life.
She then explained to them about the importance of goal setting and said that setting a specific goal will help them to align and guide their focus.
“A good goal-setting keeps you motivated and strengthens your mind but do ensure that you are interested and passionate about whatever goal you have set for yourself”.
She encouraged the students to develop self-discipline as they embark on the college journey.
The interaction with Sikyong and Education Kalon gave the students a much-needed confidence boost as they begin a new chapter of their life.