YANGON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar government honored with awards to schools with best pass rate and outstanding students in the 2018-2019 academic year's matriculation exam, said an official release on Saturday.
The pass rates and the scores are the visible measurements in making judgment on the development of education, the official Global New Light of Myanmar quoting Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's remark at Friday's award ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw.
The state counselor also said that the increasing capacity of schools and students reflect the country's development in education.
The Practicing School of Yangon University of Education (Kamayut) was awarded first prize for best pass rate and the No. 2 Basic Education High School (Sangyoung) was given second prize at the award ceremony.
Meanwhile, prizes for nationwide highest score were awarded to students under three categories -- science subjects, science-art subjects and arts subjects, respectively.
Students in Myanmar are set to sit for the matriculation exams before joining universities.
A total of 61 schools and 142 outstanding students won the prize.
Myanmar registered a pass rate of matriculation examination at 31.44 percent nationwide in the 2018-2019 academic year, showing a slight drop from 32.82 percent in the 2017-2018 academic year.