Girls clinch top three positions in Abbottabad board SSC exam
Abbottabad, June 21: Girls clinched top three positions in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual examination 2014 announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Abbottabad on Tuesday.
Announcing the result, Controller of Examination Professor Jehanzeb Khan informed that 55,520 students had appeared in the SSC examination, out of whom 36,736 were declared successful with a passing percentage of 66.17.
In overall result, Fatima Younas of Pakistan International Public School & College, Abbottabad and Khansa Siddique of Garden Public School Mansehra jointly got overall first position by obtaining 1041 marks.
Similarly, Syeda Amina Zaheer of Pakistan International Public School & College, Abbottabad and Sama Roman of Mansehra Public School and College, Mansehra have jointly bagged overall top second position by getting 1039 marks while Syeda Batool Haider of Iqra Collegiate School, Mansehra got third position, obtaining 1038 marks.
UET to set up entry test centre in DI Khan
Dera Ismail Khan: The University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar (UET) on Thursday decided to set up an entry test centre in Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan for the candidates seeking admission to the institution.
Talking to reporters' registrar UET Peshawar Prof Saeed Javed Tajik said the establishment of the test centre in Gomal University was aimed at facilitating the candidates of Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu and adjacent areas seeking admission to the UET Peshawar.
He said the decision was taken to facilitate the candidates and those accompanying them so that they don't have to travel to Peshawar in the sizzling heat. Prof Dr Muhammad Inayatullah Babar had proposed to the UET administration to set up an entry test centre at the university.
HEC releases Rs90m for varsity
Dera Ismail Khan: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday released Rs90m additional grant for the Gomal University to enable the varsity to cope with the financial constraints. HEC Chairman Professor Dr Mukhtar issued the directives of releasing the additional money on the request of the Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Inayatullah Babar. The VC thanked HEC chairman for the release of the money.
Girls shine as Mardan BISE announces names of toppers
Mardan: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) on Sunday announced the names of the toppers of the Secondary School (Annual) Examination 2014.
The top three positions in the Science Group were clinched by girls of Presentation Convent High School Risalpur, Nowshera.Zahid Hussain of the Mardan BISE announced the distinction holders at a press conference on Sunday while the overall result will be announced today (Monday). A total of 56,949 students appeared in the examination out of which 42,408 were declared successful, representing 74.47pass percentage.
In the Science Group, students of Presentation Convent High School for Girls Risalpur got first, second and third position. Aiman Romaan Khan, (Roll No. 86,997), secured 1035 marks and stood first.
Zarghoona Shah (Roll No 87053), secured 1027 marks, and remained second and Safina Tanveer (Roll No 87018) secured 1022 marks and got third position. In the Humanities Group, Karishma Bibi (Roll No. 127244) of Government Girls High school Ikrampur in Mardan secured 869 marks and grabbed first position, Abdul Basit Khan Khattak of Government High School Shaidu Nowshera grabbed second position by securing 867 marks and Urooj Rafique, of Moon Light Public High School, Topi, bagged 861 marks and remained third.
Boys shine in Bannu Board SSC results
Bannu: The authorities of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Bannu declared the matriculation examination session 2014 here on Friday.
Talking to reporters, the Controller Examination, Prof Muhammad Zahoor Khan Marwat, stated that total 15551 appeared in the 9th grade examination (Science Group) where 12821 candidates could get through and the result percentage remained 82.
He said that 7128 candidates appeared in 9th grade examination (Humanities Group) while 3889 candidates were successful and the result remained 55 percent.The official said that in 10th grade (Science Group) total 14238 candidates appeared where 13089 candidates could get through the examination and the result remained 92 percent.
He said that 7808 candidates appeared in 10th grade (Humanities Group) where 5351 were successful and the result remained 69 percent.The controller said that Salman Ahmad Roll No 43024 of the Government Centennial Model School in Lakki Marwat district stood first by obtaining 1024 out of 1050 marks.
He said that Nasir Ali Shah Roll No 41774 of the Akram Durrani Khan College in Bannu and Zakirullah Roll No 47450 of the Al-Faiz Model High School in Lakki Marwat clinched second position by securing 1013 marks each.He said that Muhammad Shahid Aslam of the Al-Faiz Model High School in Lakki Marwat stood third by security 1011 marks.
Schools refuse to shut for summer vacations
Peshawar: In defiance of the government directives to keep education institutions shut from June 15 for summer vacations, some schools in the provincial capital are still open in this scorching heat that is creating problems for the students and leaving parents worried.
The two branches of Al-Qalam School System in Peshawar are among such schools. These branches would remain open till July 20 after which only 15-day holidays would be given to the students.
Al-Qalam School System, which has its headquarters in Lahore, has two campuses in the provincial capital - one at Murshidabad on the Kohat Road and another on the Warsak Road. Some parents visited The News office to express concern over non-closure of the school for the summer vacations. They were concerned about the health of their health who stood the risk of suffering from sunstroke in the sizzling heat but the school management was adamant to keep it open as per directives from the headquarters.
A concerned parent said that he didn't want to send children to school in the scorching heat, but feared keeping them away from school would affect the studies of his kids. He said the school management was maintaining a good standard of education but it should also take into account the problems the students were facing while coming to school in this hot summer.
Another parent pointed out that even the biggest private sector school system of the province closed all the branches in Peshawar and other cities of the province on the first of June. This reputed school will reopen after the summer vacations a bit earlier in August. He said Education Department should take notice of the situation and get all those schools closed for the summer vacations which are still open much to the discomfort of the students. The news