DIMAPUR, MAY 31: The online mode of education was widely popularized during the pandemic, but the approach towards it was not uniform, and while some loved taking classes from the comforts of their homes at an unspecified time, others saw it as a hurdle in their aspirations.
For Subhansu Jaiswal, the Commerce stream HSSLC topper from Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, he loved the fact that he could access the pre-recorded classes that his school would upload on YouTube even if he couldn’t attend the live classes. However, for Science stream, HSSLC topper, Ngamjong Jn Yanlem from St. John Higher Secondary Residential School, Dimapur, he saw it as hectic and something that was making him lazy. Arts stream HSSLC topper Limasungla told Nagaland Page that while she liked online classes, she found the offline mode better.
According to HSLC topper Delphi Oinam from Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, the online mode wasn’t easy and she thus had to do self-study at times. She also had signed up for a course from an edtech company to prepare well for the exams.
The toppers followed no specific routine
On being questioned if they followed a routine each day to excel in the exams, all the toppers across the streams and exams hinted that it’s rather more important to understand the concepts and be consistent and they never followed the rule of studying a fixed number of hours each day.
Jaiswal said that if one focuses on concepts and the processes, the results will be great. Yanlem said that he was spontaneous but had no schedule or routine, but in all dedicated as much as six hours a day and even more prior to the exams. Limasungla, too, mentioned that she didn’t follow a schedule, but often when she would be too engrossed, she wouldn’t know how the hours would go by. Oinam opined that to excel in the exams, one needs to be self-confident, optimistic, and study consistently and only a fixed number of hours wouldn’t be helpful.
The way ahead
Oinam, who was a state level winner in a painting competition organized on the theme of energy conservation, wants to be a doctor and has remained unsure about the choice of her institution. It needs to be mentioned that her father is an Assistant Professor at ICFAI University, Dimapur while her mother is a teacher at MGM Higher Secondary School, Dimapur. She was also one of the toppers in her HSLC exam.
Jaiswal wants to be a Chartered Accountant as well as pursue MBA. Son of a businessman, he is also interested in digital marketing, coding and investing in the stock market.
Yanlem, who had secured 8th rank in HSLC, also wants to be a doctor, though his School Principal, who was present during his interaction with the media persons at his residence at Ao Yimti, sees him as an “IAS material”. He wants to specialize in neurosurgery or psychiatry and has no ‘Plan B’. His younger brother too had secured 20th rank in HSLC in 2021. Limasungla, whose father is a Government servant and mother a housewife, wants to pursue her career in Theology from Trinity College.
Securing the top spot
While for others, securing the top spot wasn’t totally expected, though they hoped to be among the toppers, for Limasungla it “wasn’t utterly unexpected” and she had made up her mind to give her best and studied consistently. Jaiswal, Yanlem, and Oinam were hoping to be among the toppers but not securing the top spot.
However, both Jaiswal and Yanlem’s School Principals were hopeful of them topping the list. The Principal of Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, stated that the result of the school altogether was beyond the expectations as they expected about 10 ranks but secured 14.
The toppers credited the Almighty, their parents, schools, teachers, their friends and relatives for their success.
(Page News Service)