Education Minister Dr Badr Al-Essa (right) announces the general secondary school certificate results during a press conference
KUWAIT: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Hamad Al-Essa announced yesterday the results of Grade 12, the final year at high school, also known as general secondary school certificate (GSSC), for the academic year 2014- 2015. Success at the scientific section hit 91.2 percent, compared to 86.3 percent for the arts section.
Up to 33,790 students took the exams, 17,607 in the scientific section and 15,234 in the arts one, the Minister told a press conference. In the scientific section, top student on the state level was Ahmad Medhat Al-Najjar who scored 99.92 percent, followed by Amira Maher Taha, 99.89 percent, then Rawan Rafaat Al-Jauhari, third place with 99.86 percent. The fourth was Doaa Houssam Hamouda, 99.83 percent. In the fifth place came Omar Hamdi Shahin, 99.82 percent, the minister said.
All of the top five students are Egyptian nationals. The top student in the arts section nationwide was Mariam Jamal Jouda, with 99.32 percent, followed by Shaimaa Jamal Jouda, 99.31 percent.
Coincidently, Mariam and Shaimaa are twin sisters who took their finals at the same time. They are American citizens of Palestinian origin. In the third place came Sheikha Adel Al-Mezael with 98.50 percent. The fourth was Sara Al-Sayed Ahmad Rabei with 98.37 percent, followed by Naseiba Mu’nes Suleiman who got 98.31 percent. — KUNA