Girls outshine boys in general group
Karachi, July 20: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Tuesday declared the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Part-II General Group (Regular and Private) exams on Tuesday.
Ramsha Majeed of the PECHS Girls' School bagged the first position with 772 marks, while Fatima Rashid of the same school and Aqsa Yasin of the Gulistan Shah Abdul Latif Girls' Secondary School secured the second position with 762 marks each. The third position was earned by Ariba Humayun of the PECHS Girls' School with 753 marks.
A gazette issued by the BSEK stated that 29,807 candidates from both regular and private groups were registered. Of them, 29,163 students appeared in the exams, while 20,171 were declared successful. The passing percentage was 69.17.
Meanwhile, 22,598 candidates were registered in the General Group (Regular) and of them 22,321 students appeared in the examination. In General Group (Private), 7,209 candidates were registered, while 6,842 appeared in the exams.
The gazette further shows that, 5,739 male candidates were registered in the Regular Group and 5,645 students appeared in the exams. Moreover, 29 male candidates received A-1 grade, 337 got A-grade, 1,044 candidates secured B-grade, 1,500 candidates passed their exams with C-grade, 1,038 students achieved D-grade, while 86 candidates got E-grade.
Similarly, at least 16,859 female candidates were registered in General Group and of them 16,676 appeared in the exams. As many as 212 female students bagged A-1 grade, 1,184 candidates received A-grade, 2,804 got B-grade, 4,494 students secured C-grade, 2,721 candidates passed their exams with D-grade, while 149 students achieved E-grade.
In the General Group (Private) category, 5,239 male candidates were registered and of them 4,937 appeared in the exams. Only four male students managed to get A-1 grade, 204 received A-grade, 926 secured B-grade, 1,178 candidates passed with C-grade, 770 received D-grade, while 39 got E-grade.
On the other hand, 1,970 female students were registered as Private candidates. Of them, 1,905 appeared in the exams. As many as 10 candidates received A-1 grade, 90 got A-grade, 311 achieved B-grade, 406 students passed with C-grade, 286 secured D-grade, while 15 students got E-grade in the exams.
The Controller of Examinations, BSEK, Rafia Mallah, said that the result of four candidates were cancelled due to submission of bogus/fake documents. At least 23 unfair means cases were reported by the invigilation team during the exams, while 61 cases were reported by the governor's special vigilance team.
She added that for the first time, the Board had displayed the result of the candidates, whose results were withheld for want of required documents, permission or registration. Those candidates would get their results as soon as they clear the objections.
The BSEK controller of examinations, Rafia Mallah, said that the marks sheets of both the regular and private candidates would be issued after 10 days.
The marks statements of regular candidates would be sent to their schools and those of private candidates would be dispatched at the addresses mentioned on their examination forms.
She said the result of 84 candidates was withheld because they had allegedly resorted to unfair means in the examination and their cases would be decided by the board's unfair means committee.
She said that the results of four candidates had been cancelled because their documents were found 'bogus'. The news
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He stated this at a presentation and progress ceremony of the college at the Chief Minister's House.
Shah said it is prime motive of our government to spread education particularly the medical education in every nook and corner of the province, and as such President Zardari is very keen to develop and flourish the college, so as to provide latest medical teaching and learning facilities to youth, particularly belonging to remote and less developed areas of province, including Karachi.
Sindh CM expressed his satisfaction and happiness over the work being done in the college and admissions so achieved. He hoped that the college would soon be affiliated, approved and recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
Principal and project director of the college Prof Iqbal Ahmed Memon lauded the role and efforts of Sindh chief minister and said that without the support of chief minister, it was not possible to successfully establish the medical college in Lyari.
He informed that there are 13 faculties in the college, out of seven are for chemical and six for medicine/clinical faculties, while the admission policy so approved has been implemented.
Prof Memon added that as per initial requirement, six demonstrators are working in the college. He also informed that a team of PMDC visited the college, and has formally approved and recognised it.
He said that admission process for first year has successfully been completed with quota fixed for Lyari, Keamari, Bin Qasim, Malir and other areas.
Shah also given signal of go ahead and said that in spite of location of college in remote and also in troubled area, which will be controlled and resolved soon. He also accepted the invitation to visit the college soon.
Later, the principle of college on behalf of faculty members presented shield, Ajrak and Sindhi cap to the Sindh chief minister.
KU to hold 3-day hands-on training workshop
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