PESHAWAR:June 15: Girls secured all the top positions in the Secondary School Certificate Examination as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar Tuesday announced the annual examination result for 2011.
The result was declared at the award-giving ceremony for the position-holders at the BISE building here. Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Sardar Hussain Babak was the chief guest.
A total of 56,558 candidates, including 44,501 regular ones, appeared in the 10th class examination out of which 44,934 were declared successful with pass percentage of 79.45. In the science group, 31,264 candidates, including 23,126 regular candidates appeared in the examination. Among them 28,267 qualified the examination with pass percentage of 90.41. In the humanities group, 16,579 candidates out of 25,149 passed the examination that showed a pass percentage of 65.92.
The top position was shared by two girl students — Misha Wali and Navishta Sahar Arif — from the Frontier Yousaf Academy, Hayatabad. They obtained 966 out of 1050 marks. Ayesha Javed of the same institution stood second with 962 marks while Nayab Motasim from the Peshawar Model Girls High School clinched third position by obtaining 960 marks.
Qania Obaid of the Qurtaba Public School, Hayatabad stood first in the humanities group with 870 marks. Kashmala Shafiq from the same school followed here with 850 marks. Sidratul Muntaha, a student of the Forward Public School, Dilazak Road stood third by grabbing 847 marks.
The girl students clinched first, second and third positions in the overall science and arts groups, respectively while 16 positions in the overall top position-holders who secured marks between 943 and 966 were girls.
Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Hussain Babak said that it was quite encouraging that the girl students were outshining boys despite serious threats to the female education in the province. He said it was unfortunate that militants were blowing up the educational institutions and it was against the basic teachings of Islam.
The minister said that development and prosperity could not be made without education and the militants by targeting schools and colleges actually wanted to keep the province and the adjacent tribal belt backward.
He claimed the Awami National Party-led government had taken strong measures to make the examination process in all the educational boards fair and transparent. He said well-off people should invest in the education sector. They should establish more schools, colleges and universities in the private sector to promote education to put the province on the road to development, he added.The News