Indian Education Board CBSE releases Grade 12 exam results
By Mahmood Saberi and Anjana Sankar, Senior Reporters GULF NEWS
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Last updated: May 22, 2009, 23:07
Dubai: The Grade 12 Central Board of Secondary Education exam results were released on Friday.
3,480 students sat for the exams in the UAE, out of over 7,000 students in the entire Arab Gulf region.
Savithri Anju, a student at St Joseph's School in Abu Dhabi was speechless after topping the Science stream CBSE grade 12 examinations.
"I have no words to explain how I feel. I knew I had done well but did not expect to outperform all others," said the 18-year old who scored 96 per cent.
She attributed her success to systematic planning and regular studies and said she could not have done it without the support of her teachers and parents. Savithri is planning to pursue a career in engineering.
Cutie Bhalla secured the highest percentage in the Commerce stream with 95.8 per cent. She was a student at Our Own Indian School, Sharjah.
Rabia Fahmi, from Our Own English School in Dubai, topped the Humanities stream, with 91.4 per cent.
As the Class XII results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams started pouring in from various schools, it was clear that it would be close finish.
The student with the highest percentage beat the second runner-up by just two per cent.
In the Gulf, 7,519 students sat for their finals and 7,012 passed the finals, according to the Central Board.
Principals of Indian schools in the UAE were equally ecstatic as the students over the high school exam results. The final tally showed the overall pass percentage in the Gulf region was more than 93 per cent.
"A wide spectrum of students have achieved high results," said Ashok Kumar, chief executive of Indian High School in Dubai.
"We are pleased with the results," he said, noting that they were better than the year before.
He noted, with pride, that 25 science students from his school got more than 90 per cent, while 26 in the commerce stream received more than 90 per cent.
"It was far beyond our expectations," said Kumar.
Jude Myers, headmaster of Millennium School, said the students deserved their high marks. "Our students have done well. They keep improving over the years."
Results received by Gulf News so far are as follows:
Abu Dhabi Indian School
Science: Shrinil Viral Shah 94.6%
Commerce: Mannan Manoj Dhoot 92.4%
Our Own English High School, Dubai
A total of 295 students sat for the CBSE Grade 12 Examination.
Science: Migita Michael D’Cruz 95.4%
Commerce: Lipika Shivaprakash 94.2%
Humanities: Rabiya Fahma 91.4%
Indian High School, Dubai
Science: Yogesh Premchand Gajria 94.4%
Commerce: Pooja Anil Shah 95.6%
Humanities: Sakina Juzer Lokhandwala 90%
Sharjah Indian School
The school presented 315 candidates, 175 in Science Stream and 140 in Commerce Stream.
Science: Swati J Nair 95.6%
Commerce: Chirag Brij Sharma 91.4%
St. Joseph's School, Abu Dhabi
Science: Savithri Anju 96%
Commerce: Michelle Mathew D’Souza 90%
Indian Islahi Islamic School, Abu Dhabi
Science: Mufeeda Moidu 90%
Commerce: Mekha Suresh 89%
Al Ain Juniors School
The school has secured a 100% percent result in the AISSCE grade 12 examination held in March 2009 for the fifth consecutive year with all students securing first classes.
Science: Thara Sivan topped 85%
The Millennium School
The school has achieved 100% success rate at Grade 12 CBSE Examination.
Science: Anagha Santosh 87%
Commerce: Rabab Kazi 85%.
Indian School, Ajman
The school presented 40 students for the Grade 12, CBSE Board Examination. Nine students obtained distinction and fifteen students secured First Class.
Seersha S Nambiar 91.8%
Grade 12 students achieved a 100% pass rate.
Science: Ramalingam Kailasham 95.2%
Commerce: Kanav Minocha 92.8%
Indian School, Sharjah
Science: Anjali Murali 91%
Commerce: Amitha Thomas 94.8%
Delhi Private School, Dubai
96% of students secured 1st division and 73% of students secured overall distinction.
Science: Manas Jog 90%
Commerce: Nikita Arora 92.6%
Sunrise School records yet another impressive performance in CBSE Grade 12 exams.
Science: Praveen Sojan 89.8%
Commerce: Mehnaz Huda 84.8%
Darul Huda Islamic School presented 34 students.
Science: Naseema Rayin 84.4%
Commerce: Kamaran Toper 80.4%
Gulf Indian High school
Science: Needa Aslam Qureshi 92.20 %
Commerce: Fatema Daud 89.6 %
Indian School, Al Ain has achieved 100% results
Science: Joseph Noel Francis 94.00%
Commerce: Eesha Rana Stands 93.4%
Scholars Indian School, Ras Al Khaimah
Science: Sharath Prasad 90.4%
Commerce: Juwaria Fathima 82.4%
Our Own English High School, Fujairah
Science: Beulah Sarah James 93.4%
Commerce: Rehan Ali 88.4%
Gulf Asian English School, Sharjah
Commerce: Sermeen Sultana 91.5 %
Science: Mohammed Omer Riaz 83 %
Central School, Dubai
Science: Nazia Nazar 82.4%
Commerce: Shamim Ara 81.2%