More than 80 percent of those who took the matriculation examination decreased.
The military council’s education ministry released the national matriculation results today, June 9, and the average pass rate is almost 68 percent, but the number of applicants has decreased by more than 80 percent.
In the last 2022 - 2023 school year, 161,850 people took the matriculation examination across the country, of which 109,851 passed, so the passing rate was 67.87 percent, according to the Basic Education Department of the Ministry of Education.
According to the Military Council’s Education Minister's statistics, the passing percentage is high, but since the coup d'état, the number of people taking the matriculation examination has decreased by hundreds of thousands every year.
Before the seizure of power, 971,407 students took the matriculation examination in the 2019-2020 school year, but there were only 161,850 students in the 2022-2023 school year, a decrease of 82.72 percent.
Among the local respondents this year, Kayah State, which is fiercely resisting the military council, has the least number of respondents with 912.
Yangon Region has the highest number of respondents with 23,807, and Mandalay Region has the second highest number of respondents with 220,69.
Basic and higher education university students who are protesting against the coup. A student, who did not want to be named for security reasons, said that most of the students did not appear for the exam out of sympathy for the students.
"It's because I sympathize with our brothers and sisters who are toiling and trying in the revolution. My life would have been nothing if I didn't attend this. Certainly, this education is useless."
The anti-dictatorship forces are constantly encouraging them not to participate in the military council's education system.
For students who oppose the military council's education, The NUG Ministry of Education announced on May 31 that the National Unity Government (NUG) has been conducting basic education assessments for students online and through township education boards since February 2023.