Madrasah results indicate rise in pass percentage
Kolkata: The results published by West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education (WBBME) on Thursday have shown an increase of more than one percent in pass-out rate in High Madrasah and two percent in Alim in comparison to last year's results. The pass percentage in High Madrasah and Alim which was 82.04 and 82.67, respectively in 2018 has gone up to 83.20 and 84.95, respectively. The pass percentage in Fazil has also gone up to 87.49 from 86.88 in comparison to last year.
The results of High Madrasah have revealed that non-Muslim candidates are showing interest in getting admitted to Madrasahs.
Altogether, 11.9 percent non-Muslim candidates passed High Madrasah this year.
"The quality of education has improved in Madrasahs and other benefits and scholarships are also being provided to the students. So non-Muslims are getting interested in Madrasah education. We have more than 29 percent non-Muslim teachers in Madrasahs," said WBBME president Abu Taher.
The results of High Madrasah (Class-X), Alim (theology-based education in Class-X) and Fazil (Class-XII) were announced by Taher on Thursday. The examination had started on February 12 and ended on March 15.
Altogether 65,363 candidates had appeared in the three examinations. The number of High Madrasah candidates was 52,469, 8,915 appeared for Alim and 3,979 sat for Fazil.
Sainul Haque bagged the first position in High Madrasah from Murshidabad with 96.38 percent. SK Wasimuddin from North 24-Parganas stood first in Alim with 93.89 percent marks while Sk. Habibullah from Hooghly district stood first in Fazil with 90 percent marks.
Among the districts East Midnapore recorded a pass percentage of 94.38 in High Madrasah followed by Bankura with 91.66 and South 24-Parganas with 91.66. Kolkata with 86.88 stood at the seventh position.