Manipur CM Fetes 12-Year-Old Boy, State’s Youngest To Clear Class 10 Exam

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday felicitates a 12-year-old boy, who scripted history by becoming the youngest student of the state to clear the state board’s Class 10 exam with flying colors.

12-year-old Isaac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei, a native of Churachandpur district, which is around 64 km from Imphal, is a student of Mount Olive School, Kangvai village.  He cleared the High School Leaving Certificate (Class 10) examination with 72 percent marks.

The chief minister, in a Facebook post, said:  “Delighted to meet and felicitate Isaac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei of Kangvai village, Churachandpur District, who has become the youngest to crack Manipur HSLC (Class X) Examination 2020 at the age of 12 with 72% marks. I wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”

As per the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BSEM), it is mandatory for a student to attain the age of 15, to be eligible to appear for the Class 10 examination. A statement issued by BOSEM Secretary Chithung Mary Thomas before the start of the HSLC examination had said that Issac was permitted as a special case to appear in the Class 10 examination.

The Board of Secondary Education, Manipur, on Monday announced the result of the High School Leaving Certificate Examination, 2020 on Monday, June 15, 2020.  A total of 38,390 appeared in the examination, out of which, 25, 084 students cleared the examination.