11 disabled children score above 90 percent in CBSE exams

May 22nd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Eleven disabled students were among 15,839 children who secured above 90 percent in class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams.
According to CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma, a total of 1,034 students with disability - 225 blind, 35 deaf, 564 physically handicapped, 12 spastic children and 225 students with dyslexia - appeared for the class 12 exams this year.

“Of these, 916 children passed and 11 - eight boys and three girls - scored above 90 percent,” Sharma said.

Of the eleven special children who scored over 90 percent, seven were from Chennai where 185 students with disability had taken the exams. Two children were from the capital where the highest number - 485 disabled kids - had appeared for the exams. The remaining two are from Allahabad and Panchkula respectively.

The CBSE Class 12 board exam results were declared for the Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad zones at 10 a.m. Friday. For the Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula regions, the results were declared Wednesday.

For the first time this year, the CBSE had designated educators to answer the queries of disabled students who were taking the class 10 and 12 board exams.

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