Girls bag top positions in SSC exams
Islamabad, June 30: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Monday declared the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-II examinations, with girls excelling in both science and humanities groups by clinching the top positions.
Overall pass percentage remained 81.77 per cent for the examinations held in March-April this year. The pass percentage for regular and private students remained 91.63 and 41.98 per cent, respectively.
In science group, Aatiqa Sohail Khan of Fauji Foundation College for Girls, New Lalazar in Rawalpindi; and Misbah Zeb of Army Public School, Okara Cantonment, bagged the top position. Both students secured 1,007 marks out of the total 1,050 marks.
The second position was secured by Nasar Mubarak of PAF Public School Lower Topa, Murree; and Iman Akhtar of Army Public School, Iqbal Shaheed Road, Saddar Karachi Cantonment. Both secured 1,004 marks each.Similarly, the third position was shared by Komal Mushtaq of Fazaia Model Inter College, Mushaf Sargoda; and Seema Kanwal of Army Public School, Stadium Road Hamza camp Rawalpindi. Both obtained 1,002 marks.
In the humanities group, Komal Gilani of F.G. Girls High School Loi Bhir clinched the top position by securing 931 marks, followed by Maimuna Ahmad of F.G. Girls Model School G-6/1-3, Islamabad, who obtained 921 marks. Mehwish Bibi of F.G. Girls Model School G-11/2, Islamabad, stood third by securing 911 marks.
The overall percentage among girls appearing in science and humanitarian groups remained 96.2 and 83.11 per cent, respectively. Likewise, the percentage among boys in science and humanities groups remained 91.84 and 73.26 per cent, respectively.
A total of 47,124 students, both boys and girls appeared as regular candidates and 43,147 of them were declared successful. The number of private students was 11,745, but just 4,897 passed the examinations.
The FBISE announced that 54 cases of use of unfair means were reported this year. Fifty of these cases had been decided while the remaining four cases were being processed.
The FBISE advised the candidates whose results have been withheld for want of fee/eligibility to resolve discrepancies immediately to enable the office to declare their results.
The board has also announced that the supplementary examinations of will commence from August 25. It said the candidates, who have failed in four subjects in the first attempt, should reappear in all the subjects. The results are also available on the FBISE website <www.fbise.edu.pk>. DawnYour Comments
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PM distributes medals, laptops among position-holders
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Monday distributed medals among students who secured positions in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-II Annual Examinations 2009 of the Federal Board Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE).
It was for the first time that a prime minister distributed medals among position-holders of the SSC examinations. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani also presented laptops to position-holders.
On the occasion, the prime minister talked with position-holders to get first-hand knowledge about missing facilities and problems faced by them in their respective academic institutions. He asked searching questions from students and issued directives for resolution of their problems.
During the process when students expressed satisfaction over facilities provided to them in their respective schools, he jokingly remarked that the same satisfaction is expressed by MNAs when he asks them about any problem.
In a light mood, the prime minister asked students what their schools lacked except for electricity. "I know that there is shortage of electricity, what else they do not have in their schools," he asked.
Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani announced launching of an educational crusade on emergent basis to achieve the target of 100% literacy by 2015.
He said that the new education policy would be announced soon which would cater to the present-day requirements. He said under the new policy all science subjects would be taught in English right from class one.
He said the government is giving priority to both primary and higher education and providing necessary resources for the purpose. He said the government would encourage all those organisations in private sector, which are willing to contribute to the promotion of education.
He said that education is key to progress and prosperity and the government is determined to secure Pakistan and take it to the zenith of development through education. He said the government is striving to provide peaceful environment to the educational institutions and also committed to eliminate those elements, who are stopping girls from attending schools.
He said that the Holy Qur'aan and Hadith are our proud heritage and these are a beacon for us. He extended congratulations to position-holders and expressed confidence that they would scale more heights in their career.
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Certificate distribution ceremony at Roots School
Rawalpindi: Females are the main beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), as over 5.5 million families have been registered under the scheme up till now.
Benazir Income Support Programme Chairperson Farzana Raja stated this while speaking at the Montessori Certificate Distribution Ceremony at the Roots School, DHA Campus, here. She said: "We are giving Rs1,000 per month to women so that their family members give them due respect."
She said that Nadra has registered 2.2 million females in the country during the last six months. She stated that 18,000 were registered in Fata where they face life threats. The government has pledged to bring a social change through the BISP. In the next phase, these families would be provided with basic health facilities and accidental coverage up to Rs25,000. Females would be imparted vocational training and skills to enable them to start their own business and earn livelihood for their families.
Farzana Raja praised the Roots National Institute of Teachers Training and Education for providing professional training and community education free of cost to underprivileged teachers. The first batch includes 120 participants, including teachers from rural areas, government schoolteachers, housewives, young mothers, professional doctors, fashion designers and teachers from Khairpur, Sindh.
RNITTE Director Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq said that the institute was founded with the strategic national aim of imparting teacher training at the national level to help bridge the gap and develop a pool of professionally certified teachers who would become value added members of society.
Later, founder director Riffat Mushtaq gave the school memento to the chief guest while the chief guest distributed certificates among the participants. The News
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