UAE students shine in SSLC exams

Veena Vishwanath of Varkey International Private School(VIPS)

By Meraj Rizvi

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Published: Fri 16 May 2003, 12:29 PM

Last updated: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 9:02 AM

Dubai with a score of 585 (97.5 per cent) marks, has clinched the top position in the Gulf in the Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination,the results of which were declared yesterday.

Three other students from the Gulf - Lana Abubacker of the Model School, Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Ajmal of VIPS, Dubai, and Chippi Marayam Varghese of New Indian Model School(NIMS), Sharjah - have figured in the list of top 15 state rank holders this year where girls have cornered a lion's share of the top ranks.


The schools affiliated to the Kerala board have reported overall good performance with 10 out of the 16 Gulf-based schools having recorded 100 per cent pass results. Meanwhile, the results of five UAE-based Kerala syllabus schools received as of yesterday are as follows:

Varkey International Private School (VIPS), Dubai, which produced this year's Gulf topper Veena Viswanath, fourth rank holder in the State, has also produced Mohammed Ajmal Rahman, the school topper among the boys and 15th rank holder in the State with 574 marks (95.7 per cent).


Of the 127 students presented for the examination this year, the school has secured 100 per cent pass results for the 13th consecutive year. 76 students have secured above 75 per cent marks and some 111 students have scored 60 per cent marks and above.

Among the girls, Konatt Divya Raj with 568 marks stood second in school followed by Brijlin Ann Ninan with 556 marks in the third place. Meanwhile, Rony Kochumman Varghese with 564 marks stood second among the boys and Ajith Kumar with 556 marks stood third.

Al Majd English School, Dubai, in its debut year itself has made an impact with cent per cent pass results. Of the total 40 students who appeared for the SSLC examination, 18 passed with distinction, 21 in first division and one in second division.

The school principal, Rafiq Rahim, noted that the school's excellent performance in its very first year was as expected. He attributed it to the care and efforts of both the teachers and parents along with the students.

New Indian Model School, Dubai, which sent 189, the largest number of students among the Gulf region for the examination this year registered outstanding results. Around 60 students scored distinction and 78 passed in first class. Mabin C. Mathews topped the school with 569 marks (94.8 per cent), closely followed by Susan Joseph Kathaliyli in the second place with 567 (94.5 per cent) marks. Third position was bagged by Nasnim Majeed who scored 564 marks (94 per cent).

Gulf Model School, Dubai, sent 76 students for the SSLC examination and a majority of them passed with distinction and first class. Nisha Nanda Kumar stood first with 571 marks, Sumin Johnson second with 563 marks and Angel Mary Xavier third with 561 marks.

New Indian Model School, Sharjah, presented a total of 114 students this year of which 46 students secured distinction, 53 passed in first class, 13 in second class and one secured third class.

Chippi Marayam Varghese, bagging the 13th rank in the State, topped the school's girls with 576 marks (96 per cent ) and also secured the fourth position in the Gulf region. Rishin Suman stood second in school scoring 573 marks and Saritha A.K is placed third in school with 569 marks.

New Indian Model School, Al Ain, has registered 100 per cent pass for the ninth consecutive year since the inception of the institution in 1994. A total of 39 students appeared for the examination, of which seven scored distinction, 28 bagged first class and the remaining passed in second class.

Aparna topped the school with 553 marks, while Shilpa Thulaseedharan bagged the second place in school with 549 marks.

Our Abu Dhabi reporter adds:

Model School, Abu Dhabi: Students of the Model School Abu Dhabi have once again excelled in the SSLC examinations, which were held in March 2003, according to the school's principal.

Abdul Kader V. V., Principal of the Model School, the only one in Abu Dhabi affiliated to the Kerala Board, said this year the school had sent 110 students for the exams, of which 59 students passed with distinction (80 per cent and above), while 51 per cent got first class (60 per cent and above).

Shahna P. S., daughter of Shoukath Ali, topped the school with Kerala State 8th rank, scoring 581 marks out of 600, while Laana Abu Baker stood second, securing the 12th rank in Kerala State with 577 marks.

The Principal noted that the school had been consistently maintaining a 100 per cent pass result since 1992.


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