45pc AKU-EB students get A-1, A grades in SSC exam
Karachi, July 08: The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) announced its annual Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination results on Thursday in which the top three positions were bagged by female candidates.
According to results, Hooria Imran of Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan School secured first position with 93.55 per cent marks. Komal Zehra Zaidi of Al-Murtaza School (Girls Branch) earned second position with 93.45 per cent marks, while Sarah Salahuddin of Shahwilayat Public School bagged third position by obtaining 92.82 per cent marks, the AKU-EB spokesperson said.
At least, 13.6 per cent candidates achieved A-1 grade in SSC Part I and II (combined) examination 2011, while 31.6 per cent earned an A grade.
The spokesperson said that this year, the AKU-EB students were able to access the new learning support website, while preparing for their examinations. The website is the only online study tool of its kind in Pakistan with tutorial videos covering the SSC curriculum in five subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The site also provides an opportunity for candidates to assess themselves through practice tests, she further said. With these results AKU-EB marked its fifth successful year of conducting board examinations across Pakistan, spokesperson added.
Dr Thomas Christie, Director, AKU-EB, said that the SSC exams are practical tests which encourage applied learning. "Our exams are space-limited and require candidates to think critically to apply what they have learned all the year into just a few lines. This is not an easy task – it is a product of many months of dedication towards learning, exploring the resources beyond the textbook and searching independently to arrive at specified outcomes" he added. He further explained that the skills acquired through these examinations will help the candidates in the real world.
"Learning Support goes beyond just exam preparation and is available to those who do not have access to classrooms. The website is an extension of our ongoing collaboration with a local television network to daily broadcast these subject lessons on television. It is one way for us to encourage our candidates to become independent learners and take charge of their own learning," pointed out Karima Kara, Associate Director, AKU-EB. The newsYour Comments
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