Orissa IT minister cracks +2 exam

Ramesh Majhi

The results of the important examinations were declared on Monday.

Majhi, a tribal leader in his 30s, had appeared for the examinations in arts stream from an examination centre in his tribal-dominated home district of Nowrangpur. The examinations were held in March-April this year.

“I am happy that I have passed the plus two examinations. When you are in politics, you get very less time. However, somehow I managed to get time from my hectic schedule and prepared myself for the examinations,” the minister said.

Earlier, Majhi had said he wanted to complete graduation and that had driven him to appear for the plus two examinations. He had discontinued his studies after passing the High School Certificate (HSC) examinations long back. Majhi’s father was also a politician and he joined politics after his father’s demise.

As per the results declared on Monday, the overall success rate in this year’s plus two examinations was 69.10 per cent. Nearly 2,50,000 students had appeared for the plus two examinations this year.

Significantly, tribal-dominated Malkangiri district — known for Naxal activities — recorded the highest success rate in the examinations. Eighty-five per cent of the students, who had appeared for the examinations in the backward southern district, passed the exams.

Another significant feature of this year’s plus two exams is the success of girls. In fact, in arts stream not a single boy could secure a place in the top 10 list.

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