Girls clinch top positions in SSC (general) exams
Karachi, July 01: Girl students outclassed boys in the Secondary School Certificate, Part-II (Regular and Private) general group annual examinations-2010 as they bagged all the first three positions.
The results declared on Wednesday by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) showed the overall pass percentage of all candidates (both regular and private) stands at 62.60, which is almost same as that of the last year's examination of the same group (62.23 per cent).
Tooba Wasim (Roll No 636631), daughter of Mohammad Waseem Khan, a student of Mama Parsi Girls School, topped the examination by securing 758 marks out of 850 (89.18 per cent).
The second position was shared by Noor-ul-Ain (Roll No 630083), d/o Usman Ghani, a student of Nasra Secondary School No.2, and Asma (Roll No 636307), d/o Altaf, a student of KMA Girls Secondary School, Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road. Both of them got 750 marks (88.24pc).
Mehreen Salim (Roll No 628772), d/o Mohammad Saleem, a student of DMS Girls Higher Secondary School stood third in the examination by obtaining 749 marks (88.12pc).
Statistics of the results showed that in all 29,953 candidates - 23,862 regular and 6,091 private - appeared in examination and of them, 18,751 (15,040 regular and 3,711 private) were declared successful in the exams in different grades.The pass percentage of regular and private candidates stood at 63.03 and 60.93, respectively.
According to the statistics, among the successful regular candidates, 1,358 got 'A' grade; 3,560 secured 'B' grade; 5,958 obtained 'C' grade; 3,705 got 'D' grade and 248 were placed in E grade. Among the private candidates, 228 secured 'A' grade; 846 got 'B' grade; 1,341 obtained 'C' grade; 923 got 'D' grade while 62 were declared passed in 'E' grade. Dawn
SSC position holder decides to quit education
Karachi: After securing the joint second position in the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) part-II examination, Asma, daughter of Altaf, stunned the audience assembled at the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) auditorium when she declared that she will quit pursuing her education.
A student of KMA Girls' Secondary School, located at Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road, Asma scored 750 marks out of a total of 850.
Slating the education system in the country, Asma said that it was "not worth the effort". She said that she would prefer to stay at home and serve her parents. However, Asma was quite reluctant to talk to the media and explain the reason for quitting her education. She answered only very few questions.
All top positions were clinched by female candidates of private schools in the SSC-II examination 2010. Tooba Waseem, daughter of Muhammad Waseem Khan, secured first position in the exams. A student of Mama Parsi Girls' Secondary School, she obtained 758 marks.
Claiming that she never had to take tuitions to prepare for her exams, she said that the Board's standards had increased due to the new examination pattern. While talking about her future plans, the first position holder declared that she wanted to become a chartered accountant (CA).
Noorulain, daughter of Usman Ghani, was the co-second position holder. She belongs to Nasra Secondary School No2, situated at 55, Depot Line, Karachi. She said that she studied two to three hours everyday and did not take tuitions. She said that she would like to enroll in an ACCA or CA programme in future. She reserved special praise for her elder sibling who helped her to prepare for the exams.
BSEK Chairman Anzar Hussain Zaidi expressed dissatisfaction on the performances of vigilance teams, and said that from now on, the Board will constitute special teams to monitor the examination process as it did this year as well.
The results of the Secondary School Certificate, Part II (Class X), General Group (Regular and Private) Annual Examinations-2010 were announced on Wednesday by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) controller of examinations.
The gazette revealed that 6,137 male (regular) candidates were registered while 6,075 appeared in the examinations. Around 17, 971 female (regular) registered but 17,787 candidates appeared for the exams. As many as 171 female candidates achieved A-1 grade whereas 40 male candidates managed A-1 grade.
In the category of private candidates, as many as 4, 322 male students were enrolled for the examinations, but 4,184 appeared in the exams. Similarly, some 1,948 female students were registered, but 1,907 appeared for the exams. In the same group, four male candidates secured A-1 grade while only one girl managed to achieve an A-1 grade. The news
KU clueless about move to verify legislators' degrees
Karachi: Following media reports, officials at Karachi University eagerly waited on Wednesday for the delivery of legislators' academic certificates, but no such document arrived till late in the evening.
There was no intimation from the Higher Education Commission to the KU about the matter.
There has been no communication from the HEC to the KU on the issue since May, when it first came to light.
Prof (Dr) Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, the KU vice-chancellor said that nobody from the HEC had contacted him on the issue and whatever information he had received was either through the newspapers or through TV channels. "We have no idea how many academic certificates are being sent to us.
The HEC has not shared any information with the KU and we are left to gather information from the newspapers and TV channels. Today, we came to know that July 13 has been set as the deadline to complete the verification process," the vice-chancellor said, adding that the HEC had sent them only one letter over the past few weeks and that was related to the verification of degrees of university employees.
No information related to the issue of authenticating degrees of lawmakers had been communicated, he said.
It would have been better if the HEC had taken the vice-chancellors of the relevant universities into confidence over the matter by giving them some information beforehand, he said.
The university, he said, would constitute a high-powered committee to investigate the academic certificates when they were received.
The HEC on Tuesday dispatched the academic certificates of 934 lawmakers, including those of 21 madressah graduates and 36 foreign degree-holders, to their respective universities for verification by July 13.
According to media reports, 36 degree-awarding institutions, both in the public and private sectors, were involved in the verification of academic certificates of legislators.
The deadline has been set by the HEC in consultation with the Election Commission.
KU MA exams
Karachi: Special measures have been taken by the KU to hold MA external exams on its campus beginning on Thursday, according to a press release.
Only two university gates, Silver Jubilee and Maskan gates, would be open to students who would be allowed to enter the campus with original admit cards. Reception desks have been arranged for guidance. Shops with photocopiers will be closed from 9am to 11am. Vigilance and monitoring teams have also been constituted. Dawn
NED students participating in car-making competition
Karachi: The students of NED University are taking part in building a solar car to compete from Pakistan in the Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2010 from July 9-10, 2010. Managing Director Pakistan International Airlines Capt Aijaz Haroon said they will "encourage" the NED students to represent their country in the world by making a fuel efficient solar car. He complimented them on their effort and assured support for more innovative projects. The news