Malakand, Mardan HSSC results: Girls clinch top positions
Timegara, July 20: Saeeda Rabia Habib of the Malakand Public School, Dargai topped the overall results of the annual higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) examination 2010, announced by the Board of Intermediate and secondary Education (BISE) Malakand Chakdara on Monday. She secured 949 marks out of 1,100.
Mushtaq Khan of the same college stood second with 939 marks. Sharjil Anjum of the Government Collage Gulabad, Lower Dir, stood third bagging 938 marks.
Announcing the result assistant controller of examinations Prof Mohammad Iqbal said a total of 11,872 candidates appeared in the examination out of which 8,411 were declared successful. The overall result, he said remained 70.85 per cent.
In pre-medical group, Saeeda Rabia Habib got first position with 949 marks, Noushin Zahid of the Jamal English Education Academy, Chakdara stood second with 934 marks while Samreen of the Oxford English Education Academy Batkhela got third position with 927 marks.
In pre-engineering group, Mushtaq Khan of the Malakand Public School and College, Dargai got first position with 939 marks, Sharjil Anjum of the Jamal English education Academy, Chakdara got second position with 938 marks while Hiwad Ahmad of the Oxford English education Academy Batkhela secured third position with 923 marks.
In humanities group, Zaheer Abbas of the Government College Dargai got first position with 857 marks, a private student Mohammad Suhail of the Malakand Agency obtained second position with 851 marks while a private girl student Khadija got third position with 812 marks.
Our Correspondent adds from Mardan: Maria Gulnaz of Nisar Shaheed Intermediate College, Risalpur, Nowshera, topped the examination of higher secondary school certificate, according to results announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mardan. She got 974 marks.
Yasir Ali of Jinnah Model School and College Zaida, Swabi, got second position with 972 marks while Nimra Riaz of Peace School and College Nowshera Cantt stood third by obtaining 970 marks.
According to results, a total 48,619 candidates of both part-I and part-II appeared in the annual examination in which 13,378 students in part-I while 14,203 students in part-II passed with 56.77 and 56.69 percentage, respectively. The female students outshined boys and clinched 13 out of top 20 positions. DawnYour Comments
AIOU announces marks of PTC assignments
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), under a new system, announced the marks of home assignments of students of PTC programme for Semester Autumn 2009, prior to declaration of final result.
Controller of Examination, Hafiz Ullah advised the students waiting for their final results to get the result of home assignments from the university website website www.aiou.edu.pk.
In case of any ambiguity, students can contact him personally or at his 051-9057323. Daily times
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SSC exams distinction
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