I went to an Urdu medium school but I understood that I needed to improve my English if I wanted to get into a good college and university. I joined AAP classes when I was in 6th Grade. The AAP classes were held in the evening at my school. The classes were not mandatory, but every day after school, I stayed back to attend those additional classes and study English and Mathematics at a more tough level than my classmates did because I was very committed to learning.
In 9th class, I decided to take my subjects in English. Because of my good academic record, the principal of my school allowed it. In my class of 23 students, I was 1 of the 5 students who took subjects in English. It was difficult because our teachers were used to teaching in Urdu and could often not help us in the other language. We attended the classes in Urdu and then got together to find supporting notes in English. We taught ourselves and helped each other. My efforts paid off when I managed to score 81% in matriculation exam. I am now studying at Meritorious College on a full scholarship. After college, I dream of doing MBBS from Agha Khan University.