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Posted On: 14 June 2009 12:12 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Girls outshine boys in high school examinations

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Girls continue to outshine boys in high school examinations in the country. In the results announced for the current year yesterday, girls bagged 29 of the 36 top spots. The topper in the science stream, Asma Mohamed Hussein, a girl student from Arwa bint Abdul Mutallib School, Doha, obtained an incredible 99.5 percent marks, breaching all previous records. The second position was shared by two girl students who ended up obtaining 99.02 percent marks each. The students are Neda Mohamed Kamil and Ala Adil Mohamed. The result in the overall science stream was 80.25 percent, while the percentage for the Arts-Mathematics stream was 70.18 percent. In the French stream, the result was 74.66 percent. Some 6,000 students appeared for high school exams this year, mostly from day schools. The Minister of Education, H E Saad bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, after approving the results, congratulated the successful candidates and their parents. The head of the disciplinary committee at the ministry, Fahad Al Nema, said the exams were held in a conducive environment and no untoward incidents were reported. There have been no changes in the pattern of high school exam results over the past few years, he added. The results of vocational courses were also announced along with the high school results and the successful candidates will be given special certificates, as always.