UAE announces 12th grade results
Dubai, July 1, 2014
Emirati student Mariam Ali Ashour Murad has ranked first in the 12th grade examinations (literary section) conducted by the UAE Ministry of Education for the academic Year 2013/2014 with a grade of 99.92 per cent.
Announcing the results at a press conference, Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, the Minister of Education, said the pass percentage in the literary and scientific sections was 67.8 per cent and 89.4 per cent, respectively. The exams were taken by more than 37,000 students.
While Mariam topped the literary stream, Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Metwally Chahine from Egypt was the overall first placer with a grade of 99.85 per cent. The results also listed the top 33 male and female students.
Of the toppers, 21 were from the public schools, while 10 top 12th graders were from private schools. A total of 20 students from public schools made it to the list of top performing students in the scientific section, while 11 of public students were top performers in the literary section.
Girl students dominated the grade 12 results with 19 of them emerging top performers, while 12 of the toppers were males.
Al Qatami said the number of public schools that had a successful pass percentage had increased by 91.4 per cent compared to 88.1 per cent in the private schools. The passing rate in the adult education and home education was 53.6 per cent and 27.8 per cent, respectively.
In addition to the press conference, Al Qatami, for the first time, also made the announcement on the UAE (YouTube) channel.
Marwan Al Sawalih, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Education; Ali Mehad Al Suwaidi, the assistant undersecretary for Special Education; Amal Al Qous, the assistant undersecretary for Sector Activities and School Environment; Khawla Al Mualla, the assistant undersecretary for Educational Policies, Ministry of Education; Fawzia Hassan Gharib, the assistant undersecretary for Educational Operations; and other officials attended.
The minister congratulated the students and their parents and teachers as well as their schools for their accomplishments.
Al Qatami said the ministry was grateful to the UAE leadership for supporting the sector and for making education as one of their top development agenda. "Their support has a positive impact on the education sector," he added.-TradeArabia News Service