AKU-EB HSSC result 2013 | Education revival
Girls take a lead over boys in AKU-EB HSC result as well
Karachi, July 24: After scoring higher in SSC, this
year, girls have taken a lead over boys at Aga Khan University
Examination Board (AKU-EB) in Higher Secondary School Certificate
(Intermediate) results too. Followed by the SSC (Matric) results, girls
not only remained at the top overall, but also secured the first two
HSSC positions, as the results were announced on Monday.
Mehmood of Habib Girls School obtained the first position with 93.33
percent marks. Komal Zehra Zaidi of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School
stood second with 92.67 percent marks, while Muhammad Sameer Kayani of
ETN High School secured the third position with 91.90 percent marks.
overall passing rate in HSSC Part-I was 76.6 percent with 22.5 percent
candidates scoring an A-Grade or above; however in HSSC-Part II, it was
84.6 percent with 29.5 percent candidates obtaining an A Grade or above.
Director AKU-EB Karima Kara was very pleased with the overall results
of all the students. "We are very happy with the overall performance of
our candidates in the annual examinations," she said. "We appreciate the
teachers and schools who prepared them well for these challenging
examinations by facilitating an active learning environment in their
Kara was excited to state that universities, both in
Pakistan and abroad, are recognizing AKU-EB candidates as well-prepared
students grasp new ideas with ease and are particularly good at
applying concepts. "This reflects the value, popularity and currency of
our qualifications particularly in HSSC," she added.
annual alumni survey has also revealed a very high percentage of its
alumni not only passing entry tests of renowned institutions, but also
securing scholarships to pursue their studies there. According to the
survey, 87 percent of the 2012 alumni interviewed have obtained
admissions at diverse universities across Pakistan and abroad.
survey further showed that AKU alumni are studying in over 160
institutions across Pakistan, and around 40 universities abroad.
Complete survey results will be shared on AKU-EB's website, soon.
Rafay is one of the many alumni who have obtained admissions at
renowned universities abroad. Anxiously waiting for the start of his
first semester of undergraduate studies at the International University
of Highlands and Islands in Scotland, he said that AKU-EB groomed his
skills and enabled him to achieve the dreams of studying abroad.
the university's admission requirements, writing personal statements
and taking the tests became so easy and enjoyable with the training I
received at AKU-EB. I wish to give back to the Board one day after
completing my studies," he said. Daily times
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For education revival, Sindh looks overseas
Karachi: Have the politicians too lost faith in the Pakistani education system? Two
successive education ministers in Sindh have now confessed to mulling
over opening Cambridge schools across the province.
mantra started off with Pir Mazharul Haq, the Sindh education minister
in the previous government, claiming the education department would set
up O- and A-Level schools in all districts.
"We want to
bring in modern expertise to improve the local education system," he
said during a meeting held on September 8, 2012, to discuss education
development schemes for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The idea was to open separate girls and boys school in the 23 districts of Sindh.
Nisar Khuhro, the current provincial education minister, held his first
press conference after assuming charge, he also repeated his
predecessor's dream. "In this time of competition, the government will
set up Cambridge schools so that our children do not lag behind," he
In the May-June
session of Cambridge International Examinations this year, the Pakistani
students paid more than Rs720 million in fees to the UK-based
For a poor country like Pakistan,
educationists say, this is an outrageous figure. Most believe that
instead of launching such initiatives, the government should focus on
improving the local education board.
education boards is an expensive endeavour but it can be done," said
Abbas Hussain, the Teachers' Development Centre chairperson. "Provided
that we spend the money we give to the UK government in our own
No need as such
Salahuddin, the head of Indus Resource Centre, a not-for-profit
organisation running a network of schools in Sindh, believes such
initiatives should be discouraged. "The government policy should be to
educate more and more people or it will be exactly like Daanish Schools
in Punjab, where one massive project provides quality education and the
existing schools remain poorly managed."
curriculum and classroom set up of O- and A-Level schools is not suited,
for say, a school in rural Sindh, where teacher absenteeism and student
dropout are crucial issues," she said:
Widening the gap
Pakistan People's Party in its election manifesto promised to take
steps to reduce the gap between public and private sector schools. But
initiatives like these, educationists believe, will in fact widen the
"This will only make students in Sindh feel they are
not educated just because they cannot speak English," said Salahuddin.
"Education does not have any language barriers and it is the student's
right to be taught in his mother tongue."
education free and compulsory for children aged between five and 16
(article 25-A), the government must now focus on its implementation,"
she said. "This can only be done when attention is paid on educating the
masses rather than concentrating on expensive projects."
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KU MBBS first professional exam result
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Friday announced the MBBS First Professional Part-A, Annual Examination 2013.
per result statistics 715 candidates were registered and 713 appeared
in the exam. Three hundred and fifty seven passed it, making 49.93 the
The KU also announced the result of MBBS First Professional Part-B, Annual Examination 2013.
As per result statistics 454 candidates were registered and 453 appeared in the
exam. Two hundred and fifty five passed it, making 60.71 the pass percentage. The news
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KU masters' admission forms
Karachi: The forms for admission to Masters and Diploma courses in
the Evening Programme at the University of Karachi can be submitted up
to July 23. This was announced on Monday by evening programme director
Professor Dr Abu Zar Wajidi.
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SSUET to introduce new disciplines
Karachi: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) is
planning to introduce new programmes in Bio-Informatics, Architecture,
Software Engineering and Management Sciences, said Vice-Chancellor SSUET
Prof Dr Jawaid H Rizvi.
The Board of Governors of SSUET has
given the go-ahead for start of new programmes from the academic session
2014, an official of the institution said here on Sunday.
he said, is also exploring the possibility of introducing BS programme
at its Institute of Environment and Human Settlements. Disaster Relief
Plan Cell at this Institute has published various reports on disaster
preparedness in the wake of floods, rains, earthquakes, fire etc. which
were appreciated by various circles.
Dr Rizvi was quoted as
saying that at present SSUET has over 5,000 students on its roll
studying in the engineering disciplines of Computer, Electronics,
Bio-Medical, Civil and Telecommunication besides Computer Science. He
said that keeping the new emerging trends, the University has decided to
start new programmes to meet the growing market demands.
the University is already offering post-graduate programmes at Master
and Ph D levels besides robust continuous education programme in the
evening. He said that SSUET labs are equipped with state of the art
It is the policy of the University to continue to improve and update its laboratories with latest equipment.
said the introduction of new programmes from new academic year could
open up doors for those who want to enter the fields having greater
potential to cope with the growing market demands. app
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