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Being organised the secret of top student’s success

Over the moon: Christina Anastasiadou (CNA)

By a Staff Reporter

Christina Anastasiadou from Limassol came top of the list of those who have been granted university places, the results of which came out on Monday.

Anastasiadou, who attended secondary school at the Apostolos Petros and Pavlos Lyceum in Limassol, was over the moon at coming first, though she said the exams were challenging.

She said although her parents expected her to do well, it came as a surprise that she came first, scoring full marks or 20 out of 20 in the Pancyprian exams.

Asked by journalists about the secret of her success, the high-school graduate said being organised and methodical were necessary, but more importantly: “The secret is to study the subjects that you like the most.”

She said her options now would be either to study medicine in Greece or mathematics at a university in the UK but she hasn’t made her mind up yet. Her mother Eva said she was very proud.

Chariklia Zannetou came second with 19.94 out of 20 and has secured a place at the University of Cyprus law school. Maria Antoniadou came third, scoring 19.90, and has also gained a place at the law school.

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kadis announced the results of the university entrance exams on Monday.

Kadis said 8,791 candidates had sought university places in Greece and Cyprus.

“With the current distribution, 2,080 seats have been allocated under the preferences of candidates, of which 1,393 go to the University of Cyprus, 543 to the Cyprus University of Technology, 96 to the Higher Hotel Institute, 48 to Military Schools in Greece and one sit to the Drama School in Greece,” he said.

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