Spare the ladles and kitchen knives, decide up books and pen, and script a convincing win. Kashmiri lady Sabrina Khaliq, a mom of three, devoted 10 years of her married life to the family and her household, after which final yr determined to renew her research. Because it seems, she scored 93 per cent in her class 10 board examinations.
Sabrina had give up her research after marriage to take care of her household in Kupwara. She lives along with her in-laws consisting of her husband’s dad and mom, his three sisters, and her personal three children. Her two daughters are aged 8 and 6 and he son is a toddler.
“I used to be ready for the youngsters to develop up. Final yr, after a niche of 10 years, I made a decision to renew my research,” she stated, including that the household supported her wholeheartedly. “My mother-in-law obtained the board software for sophistication 10 and advised me to fill it and I did so. Since final yr, I had spared a while to arrange. This yr I used to be declared profitable,” she stated.
Sabrina was helped by her sister and three sisters-in-law, all 4 graduates, to arrange for the board examinations. Her husband, who’s a trainer, taught her arithmetic and he or she appeared to have grasped the teachings properly. “She was weak in maths however my classes have apparently labored properly,” Sajad Ahmad Dar, her husband, advised Information 18. “I’m very pleased with her. We married at a really younger age and he or she devoted the final 10 years to my household. I used to be feeling dangerous however then her time has come,” he stated, sounding smug. The 2 married in 2012 after a love affair. “We have been very younger,” he stated.
Sabrina appeared as a personal candidate and obtained creditable marks, a feat that’s uncommon within the Awoora village the place she lives along with her household. Awoora is a distant space in frontier Kupwara village the place the figures for feminine schooling are among the many lowest in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I used to be feeling a bit awkward to inform individuals I handed the category 10 exams yesterday, however since I’m being applauded, I’m assured,” Sabrina advised News18.
Initially making ready for the exams was robust as a result of she had misplaced contact with books and needed to juggle taking good care of her small children, family chores, and research.
“It was robust to handle issues and squeeze out time, however I used to be extra decided to return to the books,” she stated.
Sabrina had final touched her books in 2012, as a category 9 pupil. However she obtained married subsequent when she was in her late teenagers. The younger bride was completely satisfied at her new residence however leaving research halfway would at all times rankle.
For the following 10 years, the duty of operating the present at residence stored her busy however the hope to restart her schooling by no means died in her. Actually, she turned extra decided.
Assist got here from her husband first after which her in-laws who shared her work and enthusiasm.
“I by no means thought it could be this straightforward. I picked up books and began studying within the night. It was difficult initially however then I coped with the syllabus,” she recalled.
She wrote all her 5 papers and astonishingly scored 467 out of 500, or 93.4 per cent. She obtained A1 grades in 4 out of 5 topics: Maths, Urdu, Science, and Social Science.
Kupwara district Justice of the Peace Doifode Sagar Dattatray advised News18 that the district administration takes word of people that proceed their schooling after breaks. “We want to felicitate her. She must be inspired. We are going to make her a model ambassador for all those that have discontinued schooling for some motive and may restart it. She shall be a great instance for grownup schooling,” he stated.
Ajaz Hakak, joint secretary, Jammu and Kashmir board of secondary schooling (JKBOSE), stated he’ll recommend to the board to encourage her.
As many as 25,078 non-public candidates appeared within the board exams this yr. As per the figures obtainable on the JKBOSE gazette, solely 8,934, or 35 per cent, may move.