63.28 per cent declared successful
Islamabad, July 16: A total of 67,295 students appeared in SSC Part-I annual examination out of which 42,095 candidates passed all the papers with the overall ratio of 63.28 per cent.
According to the result announced by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Friday a total of 47,504 regular students appeared in the science group out of which 34,926 passed with the percentage 74.12 while in Humanities group, a total of 8,992 regular students appeared in the exams out of which 4,469 passed the exams with percentage of 50.13.
In science group, 7,087 ex/private candidates appeared in the annual exams out of which 2,153 passed all the papers with the percentage of 31.24 while in Humanities group, 3,712 candidates appeared and 547 passed all the exams with percentage of 15.22 per cent.
The result cards of regular candidates are being dispatched to the heads of their respective institutions and those of private candidates within the country on the addresses provided by them in their admission forms.
However, the result cards of candidates both regular and private belonging to Gilgit Baltistan are being sent to the FBISE' sub-office Gilgit.
This year, 21 unfair means cases were reported and all the cases have been decided. A judicious process was adopted to decide the cases and efforts was made to ensure that personal hearing was allowed to all concerned. Notification on the decision taken in the cases is placed at the end of gazette at page number 861.
The application for rechecking of papers can be submitted within 30 days. The result is available on the federal board's website www.fbise.edu.pk. The candidates can get result through SMS unified code 5050 by sending SMS in the format FB[roll number]. Result of some candidates has been indicated as result later on (RL) which will be declared on completion of requirements on part of the candidates and board.Your Comments
100 students to travel to US for studies
Islamabad: With an aim to explore the reasons behind the rise of a superpower and to implement them in their very own country, as many as 100 undergraduate students would travel to the United States of America (USA) on the Global Undergraduate Programme (UGRAD) scholarships.
The students will be departing for a semester of studies at various colleges and universities in the US. An initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the US Department of State, the UGRAD programme in Pakistan is an extension of the successful global exchange programme established by the Congress in 1992 under the Freedom Support Act for students from Eurasia and Central Asia.
During the Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) organised by the USEFP on Thursday night, the students appeared enthusiastic to discover the new horizons in the field of science and technology. The most encouraging fact in the DPO was the huge participation of female students and that too from areas like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
"I am not going there just for educational purpose but to learn their behaviour, culture and values. What made them the superpower," said Noor Gandapur from Peshawar while talking to this scribe.
Noor, a student of IM Sciences in Peshawar, said that more than 20 students only from her university were going to the US under the UGRAD. "We have been encouraged by those students who have already been to the US under some cultural exchange programme. They told us that how their visit to the US has broaden their vision and enhanced their creativity," she said.
Kiran Rajput, a talented student from Hyderabad, is all set to make her country proud with her achievements. "I am going to the US with an aim to learn the traits of the people of US so that I can bring changes in my personality accordingly and contribute to the progress of my country," she said.
Wazir Akbar, a student from Khyber Agency, is keen to change the perception of people about Pakistan. "Usually people think that people living in Pakistan, especially tribal areas, are terrorists. I want them to know that we are as peaceful people as they are. They should not perceive what the media is showing," he added.
The one-semester programme for undergraduates was launched in the fall of 2010 with its first cohort of approximately 50 participants. Since the programme began in 2010, 300 grantees have participated.
These scholarships are fully funded including travel, boarding, lodging, stipend, health insurance and the tuition fee for the entire period of study. All students are required to return to Pakistan to complete their bachelor's degrees.
A total of 200 participants will be receiving grants under the Global Undergraduate Programme (UGRAD) in Pakistan 2011-2012 - 100 participants are going to the US for the Fall 2011 Semester, and another group of 100 will be going for Spring 2012 Semester.
A Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) was organised by the USEFP for the departing students on Thursday night in which the grantees were briefed by USEFP officials on the programme, visa regulations, American culture, US higher education and campus life and adjusting to life as a new student in the United States.
On the occasion, US Ambassador Cameron Munter said: "We are very fortunate to have so many talented Pakistani students attending American universities through the UGRAD programme.
This is an example of the US government's long-term commitment to education in Pakistan and to increase mutual understanding between the two countries."
He said that there were strains in the Pak-US relations, but with the passage of time things would be ironed out. "We truly believe that together we can bring changes in various sectors of Pakistan, including health and education," he said.
USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar said that the real exciting thing about the undergraduate programme is that so many of these students come from remote or economically disadvantaged areas of Pakistan.
"The group contains 36 from Punjab, 28 from KP, 19 from Sindh, 6 from Fata, 6 from ICT, 3 from Balochistan, 3 from Gilgit-Baltistan and 1 from AJK. Of these, 45% are female. These students came from a wide variety of disciplines, including humanities and social science subjects, engineering, basic sciences, law, art and design, economics, and business administration," she added.
The selected students will go to approximately 45 different schools all over the US, including Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington State. In addition to 100 Global UGRAD grantees, six students selected for the Near East South Asia (NESA) Student Exchange Programme also participated in the PDO. Directly managed by the US Embassy in Pakistan, NESA sponsors a year of fully-funded undergraduate study in the US. The news