The four Indian students who have aced the CBSE Class 12th 2014 examination, residing in Saudi Arabia, recently appealed to the central government of India to consider introduction of greater higher education prospects and facilities for Indian community, located in the Gulf Region.
Those four students belong to International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ), which is affiliated to the CBSE board. The students received laud and praises from the Indian HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, who sent the students letter of appreciation for the meritorious academic performance. The students in their reply thanked her and stated that this gesture might prove a great motivation for other Indian students residing in Gulf, as per the reports of Saudi Gazette.
The students scored highest marks, with Raqib Hasan Khan and Asif Ali Puthukkolly Ali securing 100 marks in chemistry and mathematics, respectively, while Simra Pervez attained 99 marks in home science and Tasneem Abbas was awarded 97 score in English.
Raqib Hasan Khan overall stood as a second topper in Saudi Arabia and he presented his opinion that the limited options for higher education in the Kingdom are not very up to the mark and adequate, as the case in India.
In addition, the emigrants have to pay higher costs as well to pursue higher education there.
The students further conveyed that many a times female students have to forget about chasing their dream of higher education, since the parents living and earning in Saudi Arabia are unwilling to leave their daughter alone to pursue higher education from another country.
The students urged the Indian HRD Ministry to fulfill the dreams of thousands of Indian students living in Gulf, by introducing higher education institutes there and opening more choices for many secondary school graduates to be able to continue their studies in the same country.
IISJ Principal Syed Masood Ahmed spoke in the same tone, and presented similar views.
Principal Ahmed added and suggested that programmes and courses on engineering, commerce, basic sciences and humanities could be introduced in Saudi Arabia by Indian government.