Dubai, UAE: Around 99 per cent of the 3,962 UAE students who took the grade 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams have passed this year.
The CBSE results, which were announced on Thursday, showed that the pass percentage this year was 99.42 per cent.
Out of the 3,962 students who came from 31 Indian schools in the UAE, 23 students received more than 90 per cent.
On the other hand, 23 students failed the examinations this year.
Eighteen-year-old Vineet J Nair who attends Delhi Private School in Dubai scored the highest across of the UAE in the science stream with a 98.2 per cent.
"I started studying from the beginning of the year; I revised daily, attended extra classes and even went to coaching institutes in order to excel in my examinations. I am very happy with the outcome, all my hard work paid off,"
After scoring higher than his twin brother, Nair said his brother, family, friends and teachers are extremely happy and proud of him.
Vineet hopes to study Mechanical engineering in the United States to follow in his father and brother’s footsteps who are engineers.
Sachin Nair, who goes to Indian High School in Dubai, scored the highest on the level of the country in the commerce stream with 97.6 per cent. While Annalie Gracias who also goes to the same school received the highest grade in the arts stream with 96.4 per cent.
Shraddha Ramesh, 17, another CBSE topper who received the second place in the science stream on the level of the UAE with 96.8 per cent said not letting her family down was among the challenges she faced.
"Being the only daughter who is always overachieving, I set the bar really high. They know that I am capable, so to me living up to their expectations was my biggest challenge."
Shraddha hopes to become a computer engineer because it was the subject she scored the highest on in her examinations.
Out of the 31 schools, 21 schools had a 100 per cent passing rate. Among them is Indian High School, Dubai, which sent 499 students - the highest number of candidates represented by a school in Dubai - to take the exams.
When it comes to the science stream in Indian High, out of 216 students 45 per cent of students secured 90 per cent and above, while in the commerce stream, out of 260 students, 26 per cent of students secured 90 per cent and above and in the arts stream, 100 per cent students secured the 70 per cent and above.
Commenting on the grades, CEO of the school, Dr Ashok Kumar said: "It is more gratifying for us, educators, to see our students win big. In their achievements lie our achievements. Their hard work has paid off and they have been worthy of success by all means."
GEMS CBSE schools received a 100 per cent pass rate in the board exam results. Out of 1163 students who appeared for the exam, 21.6 per cent scored an average of 90 per cent. A total of 69.6 per cent of the students scored above 75 per cent and 98.3 per cent of students scored above 60 per cent.
Anaswara Jayakumar who secured 97.6 per cent was the overall topper in GEMS Schools.
A 100 per cent of 114 students who took the exam from the Emirates National School also passed. Out of the 65 students in the science stream, 15 scored above 90 per cent. Students Akshara Sivaprasad and Sneha Susan Sunny received the highest grades in the school with 96 per cent.
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