First matric results by AKU board
KARACHI, July 6(Dawn): The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) on
Thursday released its first composite examination results for SSC, within six
weeks of the conduct of the examinations at 22 locations across
Thirty-five per cent of candidates gained grades A-1 and A and
26 per cent Grade B, with an overall passing rate of 78 per cent.
Aijaz Hussain of Al Murtaza School, Karachi, achieved the overall top position
with 90.71 per cent marks. The joint second position holders were Lubna Essa of
the ETN High School, Karachi, and Mehwish Azher Javed of the FFC Grammar School,
Mirpur Mathelo, each with 89.06 per cent. The third position went to Muhammad
Sheraz Ahmed of Tameer-i-Millat School, Mianwali, who secured 88.71 per cent
The examinations were conducted in both English and Urdu mediums
and listening skills were assessed in both languages while practicals were
conducted in five different subjects.
AKU-EB used residential e-marking
in Karachi and Lahore to check the examination papers. Electronic marking and
tabulation of results by specially trained examiners makes tight quality
The multiple marking system ensures that a specific
question is marked by a single examiner for a large number of candidates,
resulting in higher quality grading and thus benefiting the
Supplementary examinations will be held from July 26 to allow
candidates with one or two subject failures to retrieve their chances of college
entry without losing a year of educational progress.
"Great result! Aku is the best thing happening to pakistan!"
Name: Ayesha Azher Javed
City, Country: Mirpur Mathelo, Pakistan