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Punjab University BA/BSc exams results, Girls beat boys

PU announces result: Girls beat boys in BA/BSc exams
Lahore, Aug 25, 2008: The Punjab University (PU) announced the results of its Bachelors of Arts/Bachelors of Science (BA/BSc) Annual Examinations 2008 on Saturday and declared 24.67 percent of students as successful. Last year's passing percentage was 26.68.

Around 172,888 students appeared in the examinations across Punjab, of which 42,653 candidates successfully passed.

BSc position holders:
Mahwish Nadeem of Leadership College, Khadim Ali Road, Sialkot, grabbed the first position (overall) in the BSc exam by securing 665 out of 800 marks.

Wajeeha Sundas of Post Graduate College for Women, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, and Saba Shehzadi of Ibn-e-Ameer Government College for Women, Jalalpur Jattan, shared the second position in BSc with 657 marks, while Usman Rafi of Government Municipal Degree College, Faisalabad, secured third position with 640 marks.

BA position holders:
Sheikh Muhammad Umar Farooq, a private candidate from Shahdara, got first position in BA with 642 marks, followed by Sharmeen Azher of Govt Degree College for Women, Chakwal, who got 628 marks.

Shaista Mehtab, an external candidate from Rawalpindi, and Ayeasha Tariq of Government College for Women, Shakargarh, Narowal, shared the third position with 623 marks.

The PU authorities have announced rewards of Rs 100,000 for students securing first positions, Rs 75,000 for students securing second positions, and Rs 65,000 for students getting third positions. The authorities have also announced free education and accommodation for all position holders if they apply for admission at PU.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also announced cash prizes of Rs 300,000 for students securing first positions, Rs 200,000 for those securing second positions, and Rs 175,000 for students getting third positions.

PU Controller Zahid Karim Khan, while announcing the result, presented a brief report on the examination system of the university. He praised the PU employees concerned for announcing the result within three months of the end of the exams.

Supplementary examination:
The BA/BSc Supplementary Examination 2008 will be held in the third week of October. The authorities concerned will receive admission forms until September.

The BA/BSc Annual Examination 2009 will be held in March, for which admission forms will be accepted until October 25, 2008.

Mahwish Nadeem
I want to do my masters in Mathematics, said Mahwish, who secured first position in the examination. I have not yet decided what I will do after my masters. I believe the standard of education in Pakistan is good, but it needs further development. I think extremists are damaging the reputation of the country in the world. The credit for my success goes to my parents and teachers.

Wajeeha Sundas
I also want to do my masters in Mathematics and become a professor, said Wajeeha, who got second position in the BSc exam. I am against the rote-learning system. The country's examination system should be developed according to modern demands. Extremists are those of our society who have not been given their due rights. The government should help the poor because poverty is the root cause of terrorism.

Saba Shahzadi
I want to do my masters in Physics and become a professor, said Saba, who shared the second position in the BSc exam. Pakistan's examination system and curriculum needs to be upgraded in line with global standards. Acts of terrorism have disturbed the whole country and claimed hundreds of innocent lives. I have succeeded in the exams due to the prayers of my parents and teachers.

Usman Rafi
I want to do electrical engineering, said Usman, who secured the third position in the BSc exam. The country's examination system should be upgraded and changes should be made in the curriculum, because other countries have also done the same. Acts of extremism and terrorism have brought a stigma to Pakistan. The people responsible for such acts should be taken to task and radicalism should be rooted out.

M Umar Farooq
I want to do my masters in business administration (MBA), said Umar, who got first position in the BA exam. I have appeared as a private candidate, but took tuition for the exam. Pakistan should be free from terrorism and extremism, and politicians should work for the welfare of the country. God's blessings, prayers of my parents and hard work are the reasons for my success.

Sharmeen Azher
I want to do my masters in English and become a teacher, said Sharmeen, who came second in the BA exam. There are several flaws in the education system of Pakistan, which can be resolved by developing the system. There is a need to produce qualified teachers to uplift the standard of education. The major problems, like extremism and terrorism that our country is facing should be solved without delay.

Shaista Mehtab
I want to get a degree in calligraphy and earn a good name in that profession, said Shaista, who secured third position in the BA exam. Education in Pakistan is expensive and the poor segments of society cannot afford quality education. The government should make quality education accessible to the poor to elevate the literacy rate. Terrorism should be rooted out from the country.

Ayesha Tariq
I want to do my PhD and become a professor, said Ayesha, who shared the third position in the BA exam. The double standard of education in Pakistan should be abolished, because the poor cannot afford to approach English-medium institutes. Extremists are damaging the reputation of Islam. Our religion has always promoted peace and taught the principles of morality. There is no place for extremism in our religion.

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Student tries to 'burn himself'
Lahore: A student allegedly tried to burn himself after he was declared unsuccessful in the graduation exam on Sunday. Shahdara Town police said Fareed Ali was admitted to Mayo Hospital with critical burn injuries. Daily Times

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"Why burn yourself. Don,t be weak. Yes u have worked hard on it probably but no hard enough to be successfull. Its not end of life. ONLY 24 percent PASSED in B.a . NOw would da rest go out burning themselves. Noo. They are stil happy and wud give papers next year. SO Wats da bigg deeaall ..... . GOD IS GREAT ."
Name: Aftab Kazmi
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"i m doing Msc MATH.I WANT TO BECOME A PROFESSOR.I DONT LIKE annual system.i request to Chanceller of PU, plz change the annual system. i will be very thankful to u."
Name: ammarah
City, Country: kamoki, Pakistan

"i specially desirable to change the system of papers into symester system."
Name: Waqas Ahmed
City, Country: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

"When will be result announced after the Examination of B.A B.S.C."
Name: wasim
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"i also want to know when the result would be announced after examinations,,, "
Name: mania
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

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Punjab University B.Com examination distinction
Lahore: SABA Latif of Punjab College of Commerce Roll No. 5707 notches top position in Punjab University B.Com examination 2008 with 1236 marks. The college has maintained the glorious academic tradition of Punjab College by attaining first 19 positions in B.Com examinations of Punjab University.

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Govt colleges show extremely poor results
Lahore: Most of the government colleges of the provincial metropolis showed extremely poor results in the BA/BSc annual examination 2008 exposing the deteriorating standard of education and lack of commitment on part of students and teachers.

According to the statistical analysis issued by the Punjab University, as many as 81 candidates appeared in the BA exam from Govt Islamia College Railway Road out of which only 5 could pass the exam with a pass percentage of 6.17.

As many as 49 candidates from the same college appeared in the BSc exam while only 12 of them were declared successful with a pass percentage of 24.49.

The pass percentage of Govt College Ravi Road, Shahdara in BA remained only 6.67 as just one candidate out of 15 who appeared in the exam, was declared successful.

In the BSc, the college produced 25 percent result as one out of four students passed the exam.

Only three students of Govt Degree College for Boys Raiwind out of 26 passed the BA exam while overall pass percentage of the college remained 11.54.

A total of 24 students appeared in the BA exam from Govt Dyal Singh College out of which only 2 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 8.33.

In BSc, the college produced 21.05 percent result as 4 out of 19 students could pass the exam.

Govt Degree College for Boys Model Town also produced poor results in BA and BSc as pass percentage of both the exams remained 10.34 and 9.09 respectively.

About 29 students appeared in BA out of which 3 passed while 11 had appeared in BSc out of which only one was declared successful.

As many as 262 candidates had appeared in BA exam from Govt MAO College out of which only 51 graduated with 19.47 as pass percentage.

In the BSc exam the college produced 23.48 percent result as 27 candidates out of 115 appeared had passed the exam.

The performance of Govt Shalimar College Baghbanpura was also not so encouraging as in BA the college produced 18.28 percent results while in BSc the pass percentage was 29.51.

Govt College Township produced only 19.23 percent results in BA exam while in BSc the result was 43.59 percent. Govt College of Science Wahdat Road produced 23.26 percent results in BA exam while in the BSc the college's result is 32.54 percent.

Some of the government colleges which produced relatively better results include Govt Queen Mary College (BA 76.56 percent and BSc 86.98 percent), Govt College for Women Gulberg (BA 55.42 percent and BSc 77.94 percent), Govt College for Women Baghbanpura (BA 36.94 percent and BSc 74.70 percent), Govt Fatima Jinnah College for Women Chuna Mandi (BA 56.91 percent and BSc 78.48 percent) and Govt College for Women Samanabad (BA 38.88 percent and BSc 71.43 percent) etc.

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Uniform education system need of the hour, say toppers
Lahore: The toppers of the Punjab University's BA/BSc annual examination 2008 have called for a uniform education system, besides demanding the government bring about changes in the examination system of the country.

Talking to the reporters after the prize distribution ceremony, most of the students expressed concern over the prevailing disparity in country's education system urging the authorities to take steps for uplifting the standard of education.

Mahwish Nadeem who topped in the BSc said there was a need to reform the education system adding cramming should be discouraged in educational institutions. She said she would Mathematics at MSc level.

She attributed her achievement to the prayers and guidance of her parents and teachers.

Wajeeha Sundas, the second position holder of BSc, also called for upgrading the education system on modern lines saying she too was against cramming. She added after doing MSc Mathematics she wanted to join the profession of teaching.

Saba Shehzadi who secured third position in BSc said there was a need to modify the country's education system, adding she would study Physics at MSc level.

The third position holder of BSc, Usman Rafi, stressed the need of uplifting standard of education and to bring it at par with international standard. He added he wanted to study electrical engineering.

Sheikh Muhammad Umar Farooq, the first position holder in the BA exams said he had appeared as a private candidate in the exam and had studied at a tuition centre. He further said he would do MBA programme.

Sharmeen Azher, the second position holder in BA said there were a number of flaws in education system of the country adding there was dire need of upgrading the curriculum. She added she would do MA English in future.

The third position holder Ayesha Tariq also expressed concern over class based education said steps should be taken to end disparity in education system.

Shaista Mehtab, who shared the third position in BA, said education was becoming expansive in the country. The News

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