UP Board Class 10 exams: Sixteen-year-old Safia Javed, who hit the headlines for her indomitable spirit after taking part in exams for the Uttar Pradesh Class 10 Council here in February with an oxygen cylinder in tow, scored 69%. Suffering from lung disease for five years, the adolescent, a resident of the Shahabad region, needs constant oxygen support. Unable to attend regular classes, she appeared on exams as a private student.
Safia fought with her family to let her appear in exams, said her mother Amna Javed.
“She was adamant about appearing at the exams and fought with us for that. We were confident she would succeed. She got 69% points,” she said.
The results of the Class 10 and 12 UP Board exams were announced on Saturday.
Deputy director of education Pradeep Kumar said that Safia set an example for other students facing similar difficulties.
He said that he had heard of Safia from a social worker, who had told him that the girl was adamant about appearing at council exams but that she could not do so without an oxygen cylinder due to her disease.
“After learning about it, I asked the center in charge of the Government Girls’ Inter-College (the Safia exam center) to make arrangements for her. I am glad she did well with good marks This will boost the morale of all those who face similar situations. She has set an example, “he said.
According to Safia’s family, a local charity organization has decided to honor her for her success.