Year 13 Exam Results Top In Fiji

 Devi, of Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College in Nadi, scored 395/400
18 Mar 2022 12:41
Year 13 Exam Results Top In Fiji
Ria Dipashna Devi (front/middle) is flanked by her mother Ashika Roy, brother Vignesh Mistry and father Vinesh Mistry and at their home in Votualevu, Nadi, on March 17, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Ria Diphasna Devi still can’t believe she has topped the country in the Year 13 Certificate Examination results.

Her family was overwhelmed with the news that she scored 395/400, as released yesterday by the Ministry of Education, Heritasge and Arts.

She scored 96 in English, 100 in Mathematics, 98 in Biology, 100 in Chemistry, and 99 in Physics.

“It is a big achievement for me,” the proud Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College (SSKMC) student said.

“I feel extremely happy because I was targeting to score 395, and I have done that. I was in the top five in my Year 10 external exam, and was top three in my Year 12 external exam.

“Starting my Year 13, I always worked to score the nation’s highest and today, when I saw the results, I was filled with joy.”

The school dux said the achievement was no easy ride because she had to overcome many challenges to achieve the results.

“I lost my grandmother recently, who was just like my second mum. My grandmother was always there for me in my achievements and today, I really miss her.”

Her proud mother, Ashika Roy, said: “I got very emotional when I saw my daughter’s marks. It is really a proud moment for us.

“The support from my husband and I, my entire family including the SSKMC family has paid off well. I wish her all the best for her future endeavours.”

Her dad and high school teacher, Vinesh Mistry, said: “I cannot ask for more. I would like to thank the teachers at the college for their support and Ria for making me proud.”

Principal Nazerin Rehman said it was a proud moment for the college and their stakeholders.

“She broke the record for SSKMC. She is a role model because she always inspires other students to give their 100 per cent for any school activity,” she said.

Devi initially wanted to pursue studies in medicine and surgery. However, since there are no scholarships available, she is opting to pursue a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Fiji National University in Suva.




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