Middle East schools do well in Kerala Class 12 exams


Thiruvananthapuram : Students from the Middle East who took the Class 12 examination of the Kerala state board have done well, with most schools recording cent percent pass percentage.

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Of the 922 students from 16 Middle East schools who took the Kerala State Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination 2007, 891 students passed.

Of the 16 schools, 11 schools secured a hundred percent pass percentage.

New Indian Model School Dubai UAE had 121 students appearing and 119 passed,

The New Indian Model School, Sharjah, had 80 students taking the exam of whom 78 passed, New Indian H.S.S., Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E, saw 48 of its 72 students pass, Gulf Model School, Dubai, UAE, had 100 students take the exam and all cleared it, The English School, Umm Al Quwain, saw its 33 students pass, The Indian School, Fujairah, UAE, also recorded cent percent pass among its 46 students, The Model School, Abu Dhabi, UAE, had all its 122 students successful, Crescent English School, Dubai, saw all its 19 pass, Our Own Indian School, Dubai, had all 47 clear the exam, M.E.S. Indian School, Doha, Qatar, had all its 35 students successful, New Indian Model School, Al Ain, UAE, had all 41 pass, The New Indian School, Umm Al Quwain, had all 18 students pass, East English School, Umm Al Quwain, U.A.E. saw 11 of its 13 students pass, Indian School, Darsait, Muscat, had all its 114 Class 12 students clear the exam.

Al Manal Private School, Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E., all but one of its 25 clearing the exam, Al Majd English School, Dubai, registered cent percent success among its 36 students.

State Education Minister M.A. Baby, announcing the results here Sunday, said that the pass percentage in this year's examination is an all-time record with 82.29 percent of the students passing.

Of the 458,763 students who wrote the examination 376,886 students passed.

"The previous best was in 2004 when 70.06 percent students passed," Baby told reporters.

And this year, unlike in previous years, the government met the expenses of the teachers who went to conduct the examination in the Middle East countries.

"In the previous years, the state government used to bear only the air fare and the respective schools used to take care of the hospitality of the teachers from here. This time we asked each school to remit an amount beforehand so as to meet the expenses of the teachers," said M. Shiv Sankar, director of public instruction.