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Ethnic Thet students who passed matriculation exam honoured
The matriculation examination pass rate of Thet students has increased and education has also improved due to the award ceremonies.
07 Aug 2023
7 August 2023, Maungdaw
An event to honour dozens of Thet students who passed the matriculation examination in the academic year 2022-2023 was held in Magyigon Village, part of Arakan State’s Maungdaw Township, on August 6.
The event, the six of its kind, was organised by Thet Ethnic Youth Education Foundation on Sunday.
“We organised this ceremony so that the young Thet people can improve their education, instil the desire of young people to compete, and strengthen the spirit of unity among ethnic Thet people,” said U Shwe, chairman of the Thet Ethnic Youth Education Foundation.
Thet students who passed the matriculation examination were awarded K50,000 each and those who passed the matriculation examination were honoured an additional K30,000 for one distinction.
“We are very happy to receive such an award because it makes us want to try again and again. And honouring us like this is also an inspiration for young people who are still learning,” said Ma Hla Hla Win, one distinction winner from Magyigon Village.
Out of 104 students who passed the matriculation examination in the academic year 2022-2023, one student won four distinctions; five gained three distinctions, 11 won two distinctions and 29 others got one distinction.
Cash awards were presented to outstanding students with donations contributed by ethnic Thet people, according to the Thet Ethnic Youth Education Foundation. The Thet Ethnic Youth Education Foundation was established in 2016 in Magyigon Village, Maungdaw Township, and has been holding award ceremonies for Thet students annually.
U Shwe said the matriculation examination pass rate of Thet students has increased and education has also improved due to the award ceremonies.
“The exam pass rate increased by 48 students this year. Due to the efforts of our association [Thet Ethnic Youth Education Foundation] and the students, the exam pass rate has increased,” he added.
There were 28 Thet students who sat for the matriculation exam in the academic year 2018-2019, 30 in the academic year 2019-2020, and 59 in the academic year 2021-2022.
Among those including Arakanese, Khami, Mro, Thet, Daingnet, Maramagyi and Kaman, the Thet tribe is perhaps the smallest population, with just a few thousands. The ethnic Thet population is only around 4,000 in Arakan State.