“I was confident about securing over 90 percent. But I had never thought I would secure the highest marks in SLC examinations,” said an elated 17-year-old Sanjog Karki, a student of Reliance International Academy in Kapan. He has secured 94.12 percent in SLC exams.
Similarly, Drishti Giri, a student of Occidental Public School in Anamnagar, has always topped her class. “I knew I was going to secure the highest marks in my school as always. But I had not even imagined that I would be the SLC topper,” said the 15-year-old. She had expected to secure 92 percent in SLC. But she secured 94.12 percent.
Both the schools of the capital have claimed that their students, Sanjog Karki and Drishti Karki, have secured the highest marks in this year?s SLC examinations. Each of them has scored 753 out of 800 marks.As no school has so far made the claim, these two students might be the SLC toppers of this year.
“But my hard work has finally paid off,” said Giri, who studied at Occidental Public School right from the beginning.
She says she studied for more than eight hours every day to prepare for SLC exams. “I studied every day and revised my lessons periodically. I think this helped me score high,” said she.
However, Karki did not study regularly like Giri. “I made it my point to understand what teachers taught. But I never spent long hours studying my books,” says he, who is also a player of Handball from his school.
Khem Lal Bhusal, principal of Reliance International Academy, said Karki was highly interactive in his class. “He would ask questions and was hard working. We had high expectations from him in the SLC exams,” said he.
“Our teachers always tried to teach us how to read rather than what to read. So, I would browse the internet and collect study materials,” says Karki.
Giri and Karki want to study science in the higher secondary level. However, while Giri wants to be a doctor, Karki aims to be an aeronautical engineer.
Giri has secured 95 in English, 88 in Nepali, 99 in mathematics, 97 in science, 84 in social studies, 93 in health, population and environment, 98 in optional mathematics and 99 in computer science. Similarly, Karki has secured 90 in English, 88 in Nepali, 99 in mathematics, 94 in science, 91 in social studies, 92 in health, population and environment, 99 in optional mathematics and 100 in computer science.
Last year, Ashim Ghimire of Little Flower English School in Birtamod Jhapa had secured 93.62 percent and topped the SLC exams.
source: republica,14 june 2014