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UAE students score high as CBSE Grade 12 results are out

Nandini Sircar/Dubai
Filed on July 14, 2020 | Last updated on July 14, 2020 at 06.45 am
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Girls outsmarted the boys, with a pass rate of 92.15 per cent, which is almost six per cent higher than boys.

There were tears of joy across thousands of homes in the UAE as India's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared its Grade 12 results unexpectedly on Monday morning.

Girls outsmarted the boys, with a pass rate of 92.15 per cent, which is almost six per cent higher than boys.

The results were declared on the CBSE website but students were unable to access their results until evening as the website crashed within minutes after declaring the results.

The students were anticipating the results in the middle of the week and were therefore taken by surprise.

This year, students from the Commerce and the Humanities streams could not take their last few exams due to escalating Covid-19 cases worldwide and the subsequent lockdown in India.

A total of 78 schools in the UAE are affiliated to the CBSE curriculum, with an estimated 6,000 plus students in Class 12.

540 student pass from IHS Dubai

Indian High School (IHS) Dubai achieved 100 per cent pass results across all streams with all the 541 students who appeared for the examination passing with flying colours. It is the single largest number of students among all other schools in the UAE.

Punit MK Vasu, CEO, said: "It's a huge victory for all of us. Once again, students of IHS have proved their mettle. We salute their resilience and grit. The times were difficult and unprecedented and the situation tense and changing by the minute but they kept their sights and spirt high.

"This is a moment of celebration for the parents, teachers and most importantly our heroes of the day - our students."

First batch of Grade 12 students from Springdales School Dubai presented an absolute pass percentage to the school.

Dr Brian Gray, principal of the school, said: "This is the first batch of our school that took the Grade 12 exams and the students managed to achieve a 100 per cent pass result. Siddhant Sharma has scored a perfect 100 out of 100 in Economics. In our school, boys have fared better than the girls."

Gulf Indian High School Dubai minted 100 per cent success rate as well. Out of the 83 candidates who sat for the exams, 62 passed with distinctions.

Mohammad Ali Kottakkulam, principal, Gulf Indian High School Dubai, said: "Sreelakshmi Pullanikkat became the topper in science stream with 97 per cent marks, followed by Abhishek Sreekumar Nair in the second place with 96.8 per cent marks. In the commerce stream, Thushar Dayaldas Lalwani stands first with 92.8 per cent, followed by Anusha Fouziya Dias in the second place with 90.8 per cent."

In Gems Our Own English High School, Dubai, out of 408 students, 55 per cent scored an aggregate of 90 per cent and above and 98 per cent of students scored an aggregate of 75 per cent and above.

Michael Guzder, vice-president, education, GEMS Education, said: "Principals, parents, teachers and pupils of all Gems Education schools have waited anxiously for the Grade 12 results this year. All concerned now have every reason to be relieved and proud, because the results have surpassed all expectations. Not only have the pupils scored well, but our belief in the CBSE has been reinforced, with pupils not negatively impacted where percentages are concerned."

Rashmi Nandkeolyar, principal and director of DPS Dubai, said: "We are delighted that our students have performed brilliantly, with a class average of 90.7 per cent. The entire class has been awarded a distinction (above75 per cent). Kudos to students, teachers and parents for working together."

The Model School in Abu Dhabi had presented 25 students, who all passed, stated principal Dr V.V. Abdul Kader. The average marks at the school stood at 80 per cent. Overall, Akhara Pradeep was the school topper with 95.4 per cent, followed by Hiba Shaji with 93 per cent and Fetha Fathima and Amina Naveed both scoring 90 per cent marks.

Assessments and overall outcomes

Overall, 88.78 per cent of the 1.193 million students passed the CBSE Grade 12 exams this year.

The board announced the results on the basis of an alternate assessment scheme after the pending exams were cancelled. As per the four pointer scheme that was earlier released, marks for the exams not attended by students have been awarded on the basis of the marks scored in best performing subjects.

In schools outside India, 94.26 per cent of the 16,043 candidates passed, which is lower by around one per cent as compared to last year.

CBSE Chairman Manoj Ahuja posted a congratulatory message for all Grade 12 students on the board's official twitter handle.
"I congratulate all the students for their accomplishment in class 12. As we all know, this year has been unique and unprecedented in many ways. For us, each student, parent and teacher deserves appreciation for withstanding the testing times."

Students who scored close to 100%

From the Humanities stream, Kishita Gidwani scored 99.2 per cent, Syed Mohammed Muzzammil scored 98.2 per cent in Commerce and in the Science stream Navya Ratnan scored 98 per cent.

Gidwani, Humanities topper at IHS, Oud Metha said: "It's so hard to believe that I've topped in my class. It's an amazing feeling. My Sociology exams got cancelled this year. But I am glad all the hard work has paid off well. I am headed to Canada to study Clinical Psychology."

Echoing similar sentiments, Navya Ratnan, said: "I am extremely happy today. I used to be up till 1 or 2am. I am glad all my effort on worksheets and extra classes are bearing me results today. I honestly hadn't expected I'd do this well."

School topper at Gems Our Own English High School, Dubai, Shealyn Elizabeth Thomas, who scored 99 per cent, said: "I could take only two papers this year, which is English and Marketing. The rest of the papers like Home Science, Informatics and Business Studies got cancelled due to Covid-19. But one thing that I realised is nobody would have thought internal assessments and continuous studies throughout the year are important. It's not about studying just before the exams, but studying throughout the year that ultimately matters."

nandini@khaleejtimes.com 


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