Gulf Students Outshine their Indian Peers in School Examinations
Afshan Ahmed, KHALEEJ TIMES
DUBAI — Students in the Gulf have outperformed their Indian counterparts with a record of 93.23 pass percentage in the Grade XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE). The CBSE announced the results for the Gulf region on Friday.
According to Indian media reports, the overall pass percentage in the region recorded a marginal increase of 0.63 per cent from last year. The overall pass percentage in India stands at 81 per cent with an increase of 0.09 per cent from last year.
Around 3,480 students from 40 schools appeared for their Grade XII examinations that commenced on March 2 from the UAE. Toppers in the country have recorded 96 per cent marks in Science, 95.6 per cent in Commerce and 91.4 per cent in Humanities.
“Students in the Gulf are getting much better. Schools here set high standards and benchmarks for students to achieve. There is always a conscious responsibility to drive performance with our teachers committing themselves to student enrichment,” said Dr Farooq Wasil, principal of Our Own English High School, Sharjah whose Cutee Bhalla became UAE topper in the Commerce stream.
“We have surpassed our previous results with girls emerging as top scorers,” said Ashok Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Indian High School (IHS) Dubai. — firstname.lastname@example.org