The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination "O" levels during the academic year January 2011 to December 2011. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined below to stand a good chance of receiving the award.

Jamat Responsibility/Deadline

All students' applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat's Education Board Representatives latest by 25th February 2012.  Local Jamaat's will be responsible to publicize these services, conduct research in their own areas; scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward only Two Proposed names (one boy and one girl) to the Education Board Secretariat office by 15th March 2012.

During evaluation, Jamats should consider a minimum overall percentage of 75% for a student to qualify for best student award.

The Best Student Award is most encouraging for our students who have just completed the first leg of their secondary education.  In addition, certificates, letters of appreciation and recognition, enable our students to take significant steps towards acquiring higher education.

The Best Student Award procures them with a sense of achievement at an early stage in life.

Guidelines for the Award

The Secretariat of the Education Board will make the final selection from nominated applications from Jamaat's by considering the highest overall marks as per the breakdown below.  Students must score well in all categories, as the top three are normally separated by only a fraction of points.  All statements must be backed by relevant supporting documents like copies of certificates or authentic letters of confirmation.  THE JAMAAT'S BOARD MEMBERS MUST CERTIFY ALL DOCUMENTS AS TRUE COPIES.


Category Boys Girls

(% Marks)
Performance in final O Level examination (6 subjects)
48 48
Bonus for extra subjects taken 02 02
General Performance and attendance in Madressah over a period of last 5 years 20 20
Extra Curricular (non-sporting) activities: include participation in public speaking Contests, general knowledge quiz contests, seminar, open forum, etc.  It also includes your participation in communal work, volunteering, teaching in madressah, leadership skills, organizing projects which are beneficial to community members.  Your participation in assisting the local population through charitable work and determination to protect environment are also worth mentioning. 20 25
Sporting activities: include sporting tournaments and competitions you have participated in as an individual or with a team 10 05

All students must submit their entries with the above criteria.

Each category requires to be substantiated with copies of authentic testimonials and original certificates. The Education Board representative of the respective Jamaat must verify the final national/international 'O' level examination results.

In absence of any such documentation, the student may be disqualified.


Shama Dewji
Hon. Secretary
Education Board Secretariat

Download: Best Student Award Application Form

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