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Indian autistic teen among CBSE toppers in UAE

Abu Dhabi, May 7, 2019-

A 17-year-old autistic teenager was among the Indian school students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 examinations, the media reported on Tuesday.

Aman Maqbool from the Delhi Private School, Sharjah, scored 94.3 per cent, according to the results declared on Monday.

He scored over 90 per cent throughout his school career and wrote the exam with the help of a scribe, the Khaleej Times reported.

His father Maqbool Ahmed, a Keralite who has been living in the UAE for 20 years, said: “After the exams Aman told us he would score 80 per cent and above. We didn’t expect him to score so much.

“He has a photographic memory and has consistently scored high marks. He has never taken tuitions or special coaching.”

The topper was Buvaneswari Jayasankar from the Indian High School in Dubai who scored 99.2 per cent marks, with 100 in French, Mathematics and Social Science.

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