Karachi: Girls have grabbed the top two slots in the Aga Khan University Examination Board’s (AKU-EB) higher secondary school certificate (intermediate) results this year. According to the results announced on Thursday, Maleeka Mehmood of Habib Girls School obtained the first position with 93.33 percent marks.
She was followed by Komal Zehra Zaidi of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School who stood second with 92.67 percent marks.
Muhammad Sameer Kayani of the ETN High School secured the third position with 91.90 percent marks.
The overall passing rate in the HSSC Part-I was 76.6 percent with 22.5 percent candidates scoring an A-Grade or above. In the HSSC-Part II, the overall passing rate was 84.6 percent with 29.5 percent candidates obtaining an A-Grade or above.
“We are very happy with the overall performance of our candidates in the annual examinations,” said AKU-EB Associate Director Karima Kara. “We also appreciate the teachers and schools who prepared the students well for these challenging examinations by facilitating an active learning environment in their classrooms.”
Kara was thrilled about universities both in Pakistan and abroad recognising the candidates coming from the AKU-EB as well-prepared; that they grasped new ideas with ease and were particularly good at applying concepts.
“This reflects the value, popularity and currency of our qualifications, particularly in the HSSC,” said Kara.
The AKU-EB’s annual survey has also revealed a very high percentage of its alumni not only passing the university entry tests but also securing scholarships to pursue their studies at key higher education institutions.
The survey shows that 87 percent of the 2012 alumni interviewed had obtained admissions to diverse universities across Pakistan and abroad.
According to the survey, the alumni are now studying in over 160 institutions across Pakistan and around 40 universities abroad.
The complete survey results will be shared on AKU-EB’s website soon.
Abdul Rafey is one of the many alumni who have obtained admissions to renowned universities abroad.
He is anxiously waiting for his first semester of undergraduate studies at the International University of Highlands and Islands in Scotland to start.
“The AKU-EB has groomed my skills and enabled me to achieve my dream of studying abroad,” he said.
“Meeting the university’s admission requirements, writing personal statements and taking the tests became so easy and enjoyable with the training I received at the AKU-EB.”