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Homeschooled wonder girl writes class X exam

HOWRAH: A homeschooled 12-year-old woman, who proved she is little short of a surprise kid along with her exceptional efficiency in a test taken by way of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) in August last yr, gave the impression for the Madhyamik exam on Tuesday. A resident of Howrah’s Amta, the under-age examinee Saifa Khatun hasn't ever been to university. She was allowed to seem as an external candidate after taking a qualifying test from a women’ highschool in Howrah Maidan.

“Yes, we have now granted permission to the student after she qualified in a unique test. I imagine if a pupil feels confident to seem in Madhyamik with ok preparation then the student should be granted permission,” mentioned Madhyamik Board President, Kalyanmoy Ganguly.

After Tuesday’s Bengali paper, Saifa got here out all smiles from her designated examination centre at Ramakrishna Vidyamandir in Howrah’s Paddmapukur. Saifa has been suffering from fever for the previous two weeks. “Although I'm sick, I'm confident that I did smartly. I had to take smash for an hour out of the three hour 15 minute exam,” mentioned Saifa.

The woman’s father Sheikh Mohammad Ainul mentioned: “From early early life, Saifa displayed an exceptional memory. When she was 365 days and eight months previous, she may recite rhymes after her mother learn them to her just as soon as.”

Ainul added: “My daughter finished learning the Madhyamik syllabus by the point she was 11years previous. We always sought after her to attend school however the ones in our neighbourhood cited regulations when my daughter insisted she sought after to review in Class-VIII when she was eight-years-old.”

The father added, “In 2017, we appealed to WBBSE to allow my daughter to seem as an external candidate for the 2018 Madhyamik exam. The board mentioned Saifa was too younger to seem. In April last yr, we wrote to the executive minister with an attraction to let Saifa appear for Madhyamik 2019. A month later, training minister Partha Chatterjee called us. He spoke to Saifa and beneficial the board to let my daughter appear as a unique candidate.”

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