Syed Abdallah Rizvi & Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News
Published — Wednesday 30 May 2007
Last Update 30 May 2007 3:00 am
DAMMAM/JEDDAH/ RIYADH, 30 May 2007 — Like Friday’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 results, International Indian School-Dammam (IISD) has done it again in the CBSE Class 10 examination results of which were announced yesterday. All of its 576 students have passed the examination.
International Indian schools in Taif and Jubail have also reported 100 percent success in the examination. These successes are followed by International Indian School-Riyadh (IISR) with a pass percentage of 92.3 (excluding compartmental cases) out of its 559 students who sat for the examination. International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ) reported a pass percentage of 91.4 (excluding compartmental cases) out of a total of 608 students.
IISD occupies top three positions in the Kingdom, the topper being Princy Maria Paul with 96.6 percent, erasing last year’s record of 95.8 percent set by Salam Khan, also an IISD student. The second and third positions have gone to IISD’s Tahsin Akhter 95.4 percent and Sreeja Kumar 95 percent. Eleven students have scored a perfect 100 — eight in maths, three in social sciences, yet another new record. Princy Maria has scored 100 in maths and 99 in science and technology.
“I am pleasantly surprised as I did not expect to be the topper,” said an excited Princy Maria. She attributed her success to regular studies and balancing it with reasonable extra curricular activities.
“We have been scoring 100 percent results for the last seven years,” IISD Principal E.K. Mohammad Shafe said.
In IIS-Taif, Amina Nishat stood first with 89.4 percent and Afeefa Siddique was second with 83 percent.
In all 559 students of IISR sat for the examination, 404 of them passed in first class with distinction and 96 others in second class. Shilpa Sasikumar topped with 94.2 percent. Meenu and Nazneen Makhbool were placed in second position with 94 percent and Megha Prem Paramban and Reshma Sara Thomas in third position with 93 percent.
Students who obtained 100 marks in math included Neeraj Sasheenandran, Sameer Kattoor, Sagar Rajendra Varma, Reni Risal Abdul Jabbar and Sandanu Ramachandran Nair. Christine Paul Chitilapaly got 100 percent in science.
The Middle East International School also reported cent percent results for the fifth consecutive year with all of its 26 students successful. Likewise, Yasmin International School also had all of its 24 students passing the examination.
Among IISJ’s 608 students, 370 passed in first division, 147 in second and 39 in third. A total of 640 students secured ‘A’ grades in different subjects. Mohammed Bin Abdul Hamid topped the school by scoring 93.8 percent. Syed Rehanuddin Qadri 92 percent and Mohammed Ameen 91.2 percent followed among boys.
Among girls, both Dilsha Shareef and Asma Parvez Akhter topped the list by scoring 91.8 percent each, followed by Aamna Maniyar 91.6 percent and Sarvath Saba 90 percent. “The marked improvement in the results is the outcome of the collective efforts of our teachers,” IISJ Principal M.S. Rahman said.
— With input from K.S. Ramkumar