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12-year-old Manipur boy clears HSLC exam

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, June 16 - The 12-year-old boy from Manipur, who was granted permission to appear in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, has passed it in the first division in his first attempt. The results of the HSLC examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BSEM), were declared online on Monday.

The boy, Isaac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei, is the eldest son of Genkholian Vaiphei (66), a resident of Kangvai Bazar in Churachandpur district. He was the youngest ever candidate in the HSLC examination conducted by the BSEM.

Isaac, a student of Mt Olive School, Kangvai, bagged 432 out of 600 marks. He scored 91 out of 100 in the Vaiphei (dialect) subject and 86 in English. He secured 73 in Mathematics and 53 in Science. His aggregate percentage was 72.

Isaac said that he wants to become an IAS officer and also work as a missionary.

Meanwhile, his father, Genkholian Vaiphei, thanked the BSEM officials for allowing his son to appear in the examination as a special case. Isaac was permitted to sit in the Class X examination following approval by a BSEM examination committee

in 2019.

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