'Anything is possible with hard work and dedication'

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme results are out with 78.54% of the over 127,000 students at over 3,600 schools in 145 countries worldwide passing the test.

MiD-DAY spoke to two star students who are amongst the toppers from Jamnabai Narsee School, Vile Parle, securing a score of 42/45.

Nikitha Vanwari said, “I am very happy to get such a score. I had not expected such marks but anything is possible with hard work and dedication. I studied around six hours every day and am planning to do engineering from the US. I have done my 10th from IGCSE and 12th from HSC board.”

Another topper, Mayank Kumar, said, “IB entails continuous study for 2 years. I did not study for a long duration, but still had to keep in touch with the subjects daily. I made sure that I studied for more than 10 hours daily. I joined classes for subjects like Maths and English. I am planning to study in London School of Economics.”

Interestingly, both parents of both students aren’t familiar with the IB board and so they got no help from that front at home.

Talking about Mayank, his father, Rajesh Kumar, said, “I am proud of my son and we will do anything for him. He can do whatever he wants and we are there to motivate him to do it. Mayank surely studied for a lot of hours daily. Sometimes he used to sit till 5 am.”

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