Mizoram, one of most terror stricken states of north-east, seems to have taken a lead in the education league of India. After Mizoram Board of Secondary Education (MBSE) came into existence, Mizoram this year has recorded the highest pass percentage in HLSC of 69.99 percent. School Education minister Lalsawta said he was very happy with the results which he attributed to the joint efforts of the department's officers, State Council of Educational Research (SCERT), College of Teachers Education and Mizoram Higher Secondary Teachers' Association. ''The pass percentage of HSLC in Mizoram has been increasing for the last five years, except in 2009 when the pass percentage decreased to 60.46 per cent,'' F Laldawngliana, president of MBSE said. ''This year has the highest pass percentage since the MBSE conducted HSLC examinations in Mizoram,'' he added. Last year's HSLC pass percentage was 66.60. Out of the 11025 candidates who (5423 males and 3787 females) appeared, 7716 passed, among which 3787 were female. While 399 candidates attained distinction, 1673 passed in first division, 2624 in second division and 3020 in third division. Compartmental chances were given to 278 candidates while 3031 candidates failed. While there were 144 schools which saw cent percent pass, there were 29 high schools, including eleven government high schools which saw nil results.