In 2016, the Conservatoire became an approved centre for London College of Music (LCM). The first batch was presented in November 2016 for practical exams in various disciplines. In July and November 2017, 37 candidates took part in theory and practical examinations as follows:
2016 Pass Rate 2017 Pass Rate
Grade 3 - - 01 100%
Grade 4 - 02 100%
Grade 5 06 100% 25 72%
Grade 6 - - 02 100%
Grade 7 - - 01 100%
Grade 8 04 100% 03 100%
Diploma 02 100% 03 100%
TOTAL 12 37
In Financial years 2018 & 2019, Government has allocated a special fund to develop two (2) of the Conservatoire's branches.
In Financial Year 2019-2020, a special scheme was introduced by the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage, by providing funds to the Conservatoire to cover exam fees for Candidates at Grade 8 (Certificate) and Diploma levels. This scheme has been an important boost and has been especially beneficial to hotel and freelance musicians who are highly talented but do not possess any certificate in music, and who have financial difficulties to pay for exam fees.
The table below shows that the scheme is working, as an increasing number of candidates are taking music exams at Certificate and Diploma levels and are successful.
Period Grade 8 Diploma Pass Rate
2016 4 2 100%
2017 2 5 100%
2018 7 3 100%
2019 14 10 100%
Enrolled for August/September
2020 Exams 11 23 Results will be
Obtained in Nov 2020
Since the introduction of the scheme, the number of candidates has jumped from 10 (7+3) in 2018 to 34 (11+23) in 2020, representing an increase of 70.6%
An increase of 70.6% has been noted from 2018 to 2020 in the number of candidates enrolled (all successful)
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Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
Since the implementation of the policy of payment of International Music Exam Fees by the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage, there has been an increase in the number of candidates taking part in exams; in addition, those having obtained the certificate are getting employed in the music sector as supply teachers. Moreover, it has been evaluated through results and there has been 100% Pass Rate.