by Saifullah Bashir
SRINAGAR: On international women’s day, girls have secured all the top positions in all four streams in the crucial twelfth class, sending positive vibes across Kashmir.
On March 8, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) declared the result of the twelfth class. Girls outshined boys by clinching all the top ten positions in all four streams, Science, Commerce, Arts and Home Science. As many as 58397 students had appeared for the examination and 46987 were declared qualified.
Momina Amin who resides in Shivpora, Srinagar, secured 483 out of 500 marks, making her parents proud. She got 90 percent marks in her tenth class. She pursues Home Science.
“After this first achievement there was a hue and cry from relatives to go for Medical, or Non-Med,” Momina said. However, Momina remains stuck to her decision of choosing Home Science. “This decision disappointed my relatives but my parents remain supportive.”
Momina said that compared to the other streams, “there is a dearth of courses and tuitions for this stream.”
She acknowledged the role teachers of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh played to support and help the students. “Situation here has always been exhibiting up and down, particularly internet shutdowns. So it is only teachers who help us,” she said.
Keeping the degrading health status of people in view, she said that Home Science should be given importance on a grass root level.
“Fewer courses are being provided by universities and other institutions and it should get expanded,” she added.
On a personal level, she faced a lot of compulsions at home. However, her dedication and strength added a feather in her cap.
Another girl namely, Sabeera Rashid hails from Peerbagh Srinagar. Completing her schooling from a local private school, she said: “I necessarily chose Home Science to change the ideology of the people, particularly youngsters.”
She said that people are not even partially aware about the scope of Home Science. “There are the least number of teachers who have come up with coaching classes for this stream but tons of material is available on the internet,” Sabeera added. “I am thankful to Allah for this success.”
Another girl who qualified with flying numbers is Roh Un Nisa Mir. Nisa belongs from North Kashmir’s Sopore town. Her father is a private employee, mother a housewife.
“Despite a digital gag, we got success. Thanks to our teachers,” said Nisa, bursting with laughter.
Nisa has scored 482 in Home Science. All the top three positions in Home Sciences have been occupied by the girls of Government Girls Higher Secondary Kothi Bagh.