UAE-based schools prove their mettle

DUBAI - Students of the UAE-based Indian schools have yet again proved their mettle this year with high scores in the science, commerce and humanities streams of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class 12) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

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Published: Thu 27 May 2004, 9:32 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 8:05 AM

The overall pass percentage of the UAE and other Gulf schools have surpassed the performance of independent schools in India by 2.5 per cent.

"Both the boys and girls have done equally well at the examinations this year," noted Madhav Rao, Principal of Our Own English High School, Dubai, and Chairman of Council for CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf.

The OOEHS, Dubai, and the Abu Dhabi Indian School, have secured top honours with OOEHS students bagging top UAE position in commerce and humanities streams, while, The Indian School Abu Dhabi in the science stream.

Meanwhile, CBSE Gulf Council Chairman, Mr Rao, disclosed that the pass percentage of independent schools have increased significantly this year.

The highest aggregate marks of the UAE toppers may have dropped slightly compared to the previous year, he agreed, atributing it the low scoring in English language and the question papers having high difficulty level in physics and home science subjects.

"But, the overall performance of successful students passing in distinction and first class is definitely much better than the previous years," he commented.

Some of the CBSE-affiliated schools in Dubai and the Northern Emirates whose results were received by Khaleej Times on Wednesday include:

Our Own English High School, Dubai which secured top honours in commerce and humanities stream amongst schools in the UAE. The school fielded 356 students - 154 boys and 202 girls - and recorded an impressive 100 per cent pass with 57 per cent students scoring A grades in various subjects.

Aditya Vikram Sharma topped the commerce stream in the UAE with 89 per cent aggregate, Geetika Darshan Chappar and Divya Phulwani secured the highest aggregate amongst girls in Commerce stream with 88.8 per cent marks.

Cleo Franco topped the humanities stream in the UAE with 87 per cent aggregate, followed by Suneeta Thomas who scored 86.4 per cent aggregate.

Arundhati K. Venkatasubramanium topped the school in the science stream with 92 per cent aggregate closely followed by Nandita Prabhu with 91.6 per cent aggregate. Siddartha Sampath topped the boys in the science stream with 91.2 per cent aggregate.

The Indian High School, Dubai. In one of the more remarkable performances recorded till date in the history of the school, 96 per cent of the total 408 students have been placed in the first division, while 171 of 175 students who opted for the science group have obtained first class, while 205 of 215 of commerce students and 17 of 18 of arts students have been similarly placed.

This result is a realisation of the IHS Vision to provide quality education to each and every student across the board, said School principal Ashok Kumar.

Fifty-three students of the science stream, 39 students of the commerce stream and 5 students of the arts stream have scored more than 80 per cent marks.

Aditya Kumar has topped the science group with 91 per cent marks while Kunal Mahesh tops the commerce stream with a whopping 89 per cent. The topper in the arts stream is Puja Haresh Lalwani with 84 per cent.

The top three students in the science stream include Aditya Kumar 91 percent, Gokul Madhavan 90 per cent and Bharadwaj Ravi 89.6 per cent aggregate marks.

The toppers in the commerce stream include Kunal Mahesh 89 per cent, Alok Sunil Gandhi 88 per cent and Joanne Brigit Vaz 86.8 per cent marks.

Meanwhile, in the humanities stream Puja Haresh Lalwani stood first with 84 per cent, Devina Rajiv Divecha second with 82.2 per cent and Amrita Ashok 82 per cent.

New Indian Model School, Dubai, presented 21 students in the science Steam. 14 of them got first class marks and the others passed with second Class marks. The tops slots of school went to the girls alongwith the top positions within the girls group as well.

Shimna Vinod Kumar stood first with 73.6 per cent marks (two A2, two B1, one B2 grades).

The second position went to Amritha Premasuthan who got 73.2 per cent (two A2, two B1 and one B2 grades). The third position was taken by Zeba Naseem with 72.4 per cent marks (two A1, one B1, one B2 and one C2 grades). She also scored 97per cent marks in biology, the highest score in various subjects in school.

Amogst the boys, Liasmon Ali stood first securing 70.8 per cent marks (one A2, two B1, one B2, one C1 grades), Naveen Sathyan got second position with 70.4 per cent marks (two A2, one B1, one B2, one C1 grades) and Mohamed Ribaz Ali stood third with 70 per cent marks (one A2, two B1, one B2, one C1 grades).

In the commerce stream, in all 47 students sat for the examinations, of whom 7 got distinction marks (i.e, 75 per cent and above), 20 got first class marks and others got 2nd class marks. One students could not make it to pass.

The top slot in commerce stream was won by Tasneem Husain who scored 80.4 per cent marks (three A1, one A2, one B2 grades). Mohammed Hazeen Abdul Jaleel stood second in school and also first amongst boys with 79.4 per cent marks (one A1, three A2, one B2 grades). Naziha Muzammil stood 3rd in school and second amongst girls group with 78.8 per cent marks (two A1, two A2, one B1 grades). Third position amongst girls was taken by Saleem Sameera Begum who got 78.6 per cent marks (two A1, one A2, one B1 and one B2 grades).

Second amongst boys is Manoj Kumar Ravi who scored 69.6 per cent marks (one A2, one B1, two B2 and one C2 grades). Third position amongst boys is shared by Nihil Narayanan and Saud Zaheer Ahmed who scored 67.6 per cent marks with grades (two B1, three B2) and (one A2, one B1, one B2, one C1, one C2) respectively.

The Central School Dubai achieved another year of excellent results with the boys outshining the girls in their overall performance. Out of a total of 34 students who appeared, the school topper in the science stream was Satish Kumar Menon securing an overall aggregate of 80 percent while Mouiza Ambreen achieved the second position with 75.2 per cent and Sanobar Shaikh Ibrahim achieved the third position with 74.4 per cent marks.

In the commerce stream, Usman Sain Noor was the school toper with 74.8 per cent, Safiya Shaikh Ali second with 72.2 per cent followed closely by Ayesha Begum in the third place with 71.6 per cent marks.

Our Own English High School, Sharjah repeated its success story once again with cent per cent pass result, 75 per cent of the girls of the science stream secured distinction, and 99 per cent of the girls got fIrst class. The topper in the school in the science stream are Rhythm Bhalla and Subin Thomas Mathew with 89 per cent each, closely followed by Ruby Stanley with 88.4 per cent and Deepti Sarah Alex with 85.4 percent marks. Among the boys, Venkataram Subramanian obtaining 81.6 per cent stood second and Tapankumar Doshi with 81.2 per cent was placed in the third place.

In the commerce stream, 82.4 per cent of the girls secured first class with Priyal Jain topping the commerce stream with 83.4 per cent, Fehmeen Shawkat securing second place with 82.4 per cent and Chandrayee Gupta securing third place with 82 per cent marks. Among the boys, Ravi Kiran topped the school in the commerce stream with 80 per cent marks, Sanjay Vijaykumar second with 78 per cent and Umang Hanj third with 77.6 per cent marks.

Sharjah Indian School, presented 263 candidates -149 in the science stream and 114 in the commerce stream. In the science stream among the girls Sneha Dey Subramanian with 91 per cent stood first, Shalaka Prakash Walambe and Samyukha Subhash Shenoy with 90.8 per cent stood second and Nishakumari with 89.6 percent secured third position. Among the boys Deepu Vijayan with 85 per cent, Nischit Chandrashekar with 84.2 per cent and Ashwin Suresh with 84 per cent took the first three places.

In the commerce stream, Reya Sebastian Adukanil obtaining 87.4 per cent, Ramya Sundarajan with 83.2 per cent and Dhanya Venugopal Menon with 80.4 per cent marks secured the first three positions among the girls. Ashwin Unni with 87.2 per cent, Rajeev Nair with 86.8 per cent and Kevin Alexander with 86 per cent are the toppers among the boys in the Commerce stream.

Progressive English School, Sharjah, posted good results with Vanathy Mayooranathan and Rukhsana Mohammad Hassan securing first and second place respectively with 77 per cent and 73 per cent marks in the Science stream. Shristy Shrestha and Badeea M M Salahudeen stood first and second in the commerce stream with 81 per cent and 78 per cent marks, respectively.

Among the boys Sujith Ramachandran and Keegan Alex D'souza topped the Science and commerce streams in school.

Delhi Private School, Sharjah, registered outstanding performance by its first batch of students sent up for the grade 12 examination this year.

Out of the 105 students who appeared in the science, commerce and humanities streams 13 students secured distinction, 57 obtained first class and 24 were placed in the second position.

In the science stream among boys, Nebil Mehaboob topped the list scoring 91.6 per cent marks, in the commerce stream Rahul Pabreja made to the top scoring 88.6 per cent marks and in the humanities stream, Tulsi Kapoor reached the top securing 76.4 per cent marks.

Indian School Ajman presented 26 students, of which 15 obtained first class and seven students secured distinction. In the commerce stream, Shadiya P.M secured 85 per cent marks and Aswathy Padinjare Veetil secured 84.2 per cent marks. In the science stream Lincy Scaria topped with 82 per cent and Bani Ahuja secured 76.4 per cent marks.

Indian Public High School, Ras Al Khaimah presented its ninth batch of science stream students. Out of 27 students from science stream, nine bagged distinction, 13 secured first class, one got second class.Renjitha Subhash topped the list with 89.2 per cent marks, followed by Saumya Sara Roy with 83 per cent and Jawad Nazeer in the third place with 81.8 per cent.

The school sent up its fifth batch of commerce stream students registering 100 per cent pass results. Jenny Mary Mathew topped the list with 80.8 per cent, followed by Tenny Silva with 80.4 per cent marks.

Indian School, Ras Al Khaimah has Renu Bakshiram and Afaq Amir Ahmad excelling in the science stream, while Jyothsna Shetty and Mohammed Abrar excelled in the commerce stream.

Gulf Indian High School, Dubai has achieved 97 per cent pass results for the 18th successive year in Class 12 examination. Manju Varghese has topped the list among girls in science stream, followed by Asma Mahmuda and Simsie Varghese.

Among the boys, Mohammed Imran Mohd Zubair Shaikh got the first position while Mohd Farhan and Shoaib Nazir second and third position respectively.

In the commerce stream among the girls, Aliya Naemah has topped the list followed by Tejinder Kaur and Sindhu Ashokan respectively. Among the boys, Anwar Hussain and Ebrahim Haroon jointly bagged the first position followed by Biju Das and Ali bin Ahmed Amodi respectively.

On top of the world

Aditya Vikram Sharma of OOEHS, Dubai, topped the commerce stream in the UAE with 89 per cent aggregate, while Cleo Franco from the same school topped the humanities stream with 87 per cent aggregate marks.

"Obviously it is a great feeling," remarked Aditya. "I was only an average students until Class 10, but my interest in the financial sector and banking encouraged me to take up commerce and here I am surprised to be declared the UAE topper," the student said.

And, for Cleo it came as a big surprise when she learnt from this newspaper that she was declared the UAE topper in the humanities stream securing 87 per cent marks. "I am grateful to God and to my parents and my school for this achievement," said Cleo who arrived in Dubai only two years ago and now plans to either take up BBA in human resources development, or undergraduate programme with combination of psychology and English.

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