Girls clinch top positions in SSC (general) exams
By Azizullah Sharif
KARACHI: Girl students outclassed boys in the Secondary School Certificate, Part-II (Regular and Private) general group annual examinations-2010 as they bagged all the first three positions.
The results declared on Wednesday by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) showed the overall pass percentage of all candidates (both regular and private) stands at 62.60, which is almost same as that of the last year’s examination of the same group (62.23 per cent).
Tooba Wasim (Roll No 636631), daughter of Mohammad Waseem Khan, a student of Mama Parsi Girls School, topped the examination by securing 758 marks out of 850 (89.18 per cent).
The second position was shared by Noor-ul-Ain (Roll No 630083), d/o Usman Ghani, a student of Nasra Secondary School No.2, and Asma (Roll No 636307), d/o Altaf, a student of KMA Girls Secondary School, Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road. Both of them got 750 marks (88.24pc).
Mehreen Salim (Roll No 628772), d/o Mohammad Saleem, a student of DMS Girls Higher Secondary School stood third in the examination by obtaining 749 marks (88.12pc).
Statistics of the results showed that in all 29,953 candidates – 23,862 regular and 6,091 private – appeared in examination and of them, 18,751 (15,040 regular and 3,711 private) were declared successful in the exams in different grades.The pass percentage of regular and private candidates stood at 63.03 and 60.93, respectively.
According to the statistics, among the successful regular candidates, 1,358 got ‘A’ grade; 3,560 secured ‘B’ grade; 5,958 obtained ‘C’ grade; 3,705 got ‘D’ grade and 248 were placed in E grade. Among the private candidates, 228 secured ‘A’ grade; 846 got ‘B’ grade; 1,341 obtained ‘C’ grade; 923 got ‘D’ grade while 62 were declared passed in ‘E’ grade.
Position holders’ views
Expressing their views at a ceremony organised in their honour by the BSEK at its auditorium, the position holders said that parents were forced to get their wards admitted to private schools because of deteriorating standards of education in government schools.
They opined that the incidents of using unfair means in the SSC annual examinations-2010 had decreased considerably just because of some changes made in the examination system and the measures taken by the BSEK.
Replying to a question, they said that any student could pass his or her examinations with flying colours provided they spent at least two to three hours daily on their studies.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by BSEK chairman Syed Anzar Hussain Zaidi, Secretary Ms Hur Bano, Controller of Examinations Kaleem Asghar Kirmani, principals of the schools whose students got top positions and parents of the position holder.Speaking on the occasion, the BSEK chairman said that with a view to ensuring transparency in the examination, a cent per cent codification was ensured during the checking of the answer scripts.
Expressing his dissatisfaction with the performance of teachers’ vigilance teams, he announced that the BSEK has decided to do away with such a traditional vigilance team from the next year.
Mr Zaidi, however, praised the Sindh governor’s vigilance team and the BSEK special team and said that the members of both the teams had played a vital role in curbing the menace of cheating in the annual examination-2010.
Meanwhile, the BSEK has announced that the marks statements would be issued after two weeks.