Without a smartphone, a Chennai girl failed online classes but scored high on class 12 exams – The New Indian Express

ByMike V. Cooper

Jun 21, 2022

Express press service

CHENNAI: Ayisha Siddiqha K of society-run Chennai Girls’ Higher Secondary School in Korukkupet has given her family something to celebrate after many years. Ayisha scored 580 in her class 12 exams with a centum in math.

Ayisha’s mother stays home to care for her brother, who is intellectually disabled. Her father, who worked in a private company, lost his job five years ago and has been unemployed ever since. She is the eldest of four children.

“I don’t have access to a smartphone, so I was unable to attend online classes during the pandemic. I went to school and received notes from my teachers and studied with I couldn’t have done it without my teachers,” she said. The new Indian Express. She credits her score to the support of teachers Gilda, Periyasami and her principal Kokila Grace.

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Ayisha, who wants to work for the empowerment of women, would like to study law at Dr Ambedkar Law University.

“There is no specific incident that pushed me to do law but I have always been affected by social injustice towards women and I would like to fight it by doing law. I also want to help my father to pay off his debts. Since he lost his job, we are very much in debt,” she said.

Besides academics, she often tops her school’s elocution contests.

“When I was in class 6, I was one of the students selected to visit Malaysia under the ‘Wings to Fly’ initiative by the municipality and the Rotary Club after winning the series of competitions held to students,” Ayisha said.