79.43% candidates successful : Girls clinch top positions in HSSC exams
Islamabad, July 31: Girls outshone boys in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC Part-II) examination held this year by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) by bagging top positions in all the five groups.
The result announced by the board on Thursday showed improvement in overall pass percentage that stood at 79.43 per cent compared to last year's percentage of 78.74 per cent.
Out of 35,584 students who appeared in the examination, 28,265 were declared successful and 1,539 secured A-1 grade.
The overall pass percentage of girls, both regular and private, in all the five groups was significantly higher than that of boys.
According to the result statistics, girls' success rate was 92 per cent in pre-medical and pre-engineering, 88.44 per cent in general science, 96 per cent in commerce and 86 per cent in humanities.
The success rate of the boys was 88 per cent in pre-medical, 87 per cent in pre-engineering, 77 per cent in general science,
84 per cent in commerce and 66 per cent in humanities.
According to the statistics of last 10 years, students' interest in commerce group has increased.
The number of students appearing in this group increased from 862 in 1996 to 3,920 in 2009, while 3,298 students appeared in 2008 and 2,666 students in 2007.
These years also saw an upward trend of students for pre-medical and pre-engineering groups.
According to the result, Iqra Ejaz of the ACME College of Excellence Faisalabad Road, Sargodha, secured first position by obtaining 1,030 marks in pre-engineering group, while Syed Ali Hasnain of Fauji Foundation CollegeBoys, New Lalazar, Rawalpindi Cantonment, got second position with 999 marks and Zeeshan Mahmood of Fazaia Inter-College Munir Road, Lahore, stood third with 992 marks.
In pre-medical group, all top positions were bagged by the students of Army Public SchoolCollege for Girls, 208-Humayun Road Rawalpindi.
Fatima Ayaz of the institution clinched
first position by obtaining 1,017 marks, while Aima Tariq stood second with 1,013 marks. Zahabia Khalid and Amna Amer shared third position in the group by obtaining 1,005 marks.
In science general group, Ayesha Afzal of F.G. College for Women, Kashmir Road Rawalpindi, secured first position by getting 997 marks. Mohsin Mustafa of F.G. Sir Syed College, The Mall Rawalpindi, came second with 974 marks while Wardah Naseer of F.G. College for Women, Kashmir Road Rawalpindi, stood third with 971 marks.
In commerce group, Hamida Shams of the Islamabad Commerce College for Women, F-10/3, Islamabad clinched first position with 920 marks, while Uzma Raj of the Punjab College of Information Technology, G-6/1, Islamabad, stood second with 911 marks. Shazdah Gul of the Punjab College of Commerce Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi, came third with 905 marks.
In humanities group, Zahida Noreen of the Pakistan Education Center, Doha, Qatar, got first position by obtaining 892 marks, while Almas Javed of F.G. College for Women, Kashmir Road Rawalpindi, and Rabia Tariq of Askari College Girls Campus Sarwar Road, Saddar Rawalpindi, shared second position with 880 marks. Samreena Naeem of the PAEC ModelCollege for Girls Chashma, Mianwali, stood third with 876 marks.
According to a notification issued by the FBISE, as many as 24 unfair means cases were reported this year and all of them had been decided.
The students seeking rechecking of their papers have been directed to apply within 30 days of declaration of the result.
The Higher Secondary School Certificate supplementary examination will commence from October 3, the notification said. Dawn
PM announces cash prizes for position-holders
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday announced prize money for first, second and third position-holders in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Part-II Annual Examination 2009 conducted by the Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education.
The top three position-holders will receive Rs100,000, Rs70,000 and Rs50,000 respectively.
The prime minister stated this after announcing the FBISE HSSC Part-II result during a ceremony at the Prime Minister's Secretariat here on Thursday.
The prime minister also distributed gold medals, certificates and cash prizes among the first, second and third position-holders.
The prime minister said the government wants to provide vocational training to the country's youth along with stipends during the training period, so they could avail job opportunities abroad.
He said no nation could achieve the target of real development without having education, therefore, the government is working on finalising a broad based education policy in consultation with all stakeholders. He said although the government is concentrating on promoting and improving the education standard all over the country, but special focus would be laid on setting up new schools, colleges and universities in Swat and other areas affected by militancy.
Gilani also mentioned his forefathers' contribution in promoting education in Multan and its suburbs since 1834, saying that their efforts were for the uplift of Muslims, who did not have access to educational institutions, and bringing them at par with other nations. He mentioned several educational institutions including Anjuman Millat-e-Islamia and Nishtar Medical College, founded by his family elders, and vowed to continue the tradition of promoting knowledge for all.
Turning towards the issue of national economy, he said an upward trend could be seen in this regard due to concrete steps taken by the present government, hoping that the government would be able to overcome all economic crises in due course.
Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and Chairperson FBISE Shaheen Iqbal Khan also spoke on the occasion.
Later, the prime minister interacted with the HSSC students present on the occasion. The newsYour Comments
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Arid varsity denies scam but builders insist still
Rawalpindi: Government contractors continue to accuse the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University of financial mismanagement even after the university administration dismissed the reports as "totally misleading and not based on facts and figures."
The Government Contractors Welfare Association also asked the university administration to refund securities furnished by contractors who undertook different projects three years ago.
The demand came in a meeting of the association's executive body meeting, which was presided over by its Rawalpindi division chairman Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry.
In the meeting, office-bearers said University of Arid Agriculture Vice-Chancellor Dr Khalid Mehmood and project director Mohammad Sohail were holding these offices for the last 10 years, and alleged that they gave 44 per cent premiums to some contractors in violation of the permissible limit of 4.5 per cent notified by the Punjab government.
The meeting asked the Punjab government to probe the "irregularities" and transfer the vice-chancellor.However, the university denied all the allegations.
"All the works have been awarded under strict observance of codal formalities as per rule of business practiced in the Punjab province and lowest possible rates, to the lowest bidder and within the permissible limit of 4.5 per cent," it said in a statement.
The university claimed it had been strictly following rules and procedures and was subject to an internal as well as external audit mechanism.
The internal audit mechanism involves a university auditor who represents the Punjab government, while the external audit is carried out by representatives of the provincial administration and donor agencies.
According to the statement, work on construction of biochemistry and biotechnology block was terminated due to "poorly slow progress of work."
In the case of gymnasium, Dawn's report mentioned an exaggerated cost which was not true, it added. Dawn
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Scholar defends thesis
Islamabad: Abdul Ghaffar, a student of PhD at Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Analysis of High Frequency Field in Focal Region using Maslov's Method' under the supervision of Dr Qaisar Abbas Naqvi, says a press release issued here Thursday. The thesis was presented at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The defence of the thesis was attended by Professor Dr Sheikh Noor Muhammad, Professor Dr Junaid Mughal, head of Electronics department. Abdul Ghaffar has completed his PhD degree in four years and so far contributed 13 research papers to different international journals. The News
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