Nearly every senior high school student in Indonesia has passed the National Exams, the minister of education announced on Thursday.
A sky-high 99.5 percent of the nation’s senior high school students, or 1.5 million of them, passed the exams, Education Minister Muhammad Nuh said.
The 7,579 students who failed to pass would still have a chance to graduate, Nuh said.
“That will be determined by a combination of national exam [results] and school scores,” he said.
Most of the students who failed were from East Nusa Tenggara, followed by students from Gorontalo, Nuh said
“In all provinces, there are students who did not pass the national exam this year,” Nuh said. Some schools saw every student pass, while others had none who did.
East Java scored the best, with only 0.07 percent of the province’s students failing the exam.
Nuh said 7,345 students did not take the exam because of work, marriage, death or dropping out.
Schools will announce their graduates on May 26.
“We will let the headmasters announce the graduation in their own ways,” he said.