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Kozhikode: Two Muslim girls have topped the Kerala Medical Entrance Examination, result for which were announced by P. K. Abdur Rabb, the Minister for Education in Thiruvananthapuram. Securing 954 marks, P. Hiba, a resident of Manchery in Malappuram district, bagged the first rank in the examination while the second rank went to Mariam Rafi of Aluva in Ernakulum district. Mariam Rafi is daughter of Abdul Rafi and Ancy Rafi. Mariam got 944 marks. Securing the two first ranks, the duo also broke into the male bastion, which has been continuing for last few years in the entrance examinations in the state.
Hiba, daughter of late Abdulrahman Kutty and Sainaba completed her 12th grade education in Manjeri Government Boys Higher Secondary School. She told reporters here that she wanted to be a good doctor with social commitment. “If you are driven by stern decision towards anything, you will get for sure,” she said.
Hiba is now looking to appear for the All India Entrance Examination and will decide the future plans after the result of All India Entrance Examination is out.
Mariam termed her victory as grace of Allah and help and support extended by the family. n