Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 September 2019

Top marks for Sharjah schoolboy is helping doctor dream become a reality

Amin Fraij was the top-performing boy in government schools, with a mark of 99.8 per cent, which sets him firmly on his chosen path to become a doctor.

SHARJAH // Amin Fraij is a step closer to realising his dream of becoming a doctor.

The Palestinian, 17, has been placed on a list of the top male students at government schools in the emirate after he scored high marks in examinations.

“It is a blessing to have achieved this grade. It has been a long, hard time of studying all these years to be able to constantly bring in high grades,” said the Sharjah resident.

In his final year at school, Amin kept to a tight study schedule, and took an afternoon off a week for leisure.

“Typically, I reach home at 1.30pm, I shower, have lunch and do various stuff until 3pm. Then I retire to my room and study between six and seven hours a day,” said the eldest of three boys in his family.

“I study all week long except on Thursday, when I go out and have fun with my friends or with my family.”

On Friday, Amin’s father received a text message from the Ministry of Education about his exam results. The family also received a call from Hussain Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education, who congratulated them on Amin’s achievement.

Despite a change to his school’s curriculum this year, Amin managed to master his subjects. “I had a hard time memorising biology material, it was the hardest subject for me,” he said.

“On the other hand, mathematics and physics were easy and I enjoyed studying them.”

Amin added that his parents had contributed to his academic success. “They did not push me to study. They always had trust in my abilities and the way I approach things,” he said.

“They always made sure that the atmosphere at home is suitable for me to be able to concentrate, especially because I have two younger brothers.”

Mohammed Fraij, 46, Amin’s father, was overjoyed at his son’s achievement.

“I’m very proud of Amin. He has been a model son – polite, obedient and well organised. His dedication to achieving the best he can has always been evident since his childhood,” he said.

tzriqat@thenational.ae

Updated: June 11, 2017 04:00 AM

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