The Bahauddin Zakariya University on Monday declared the results for Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Annual Examinations 2013 with a pass percentage of 39.29. According to the result notification, of the 45,373 candidates who took the BA/BSc examinations, 17,829 were declared as successful.
This year, once again girls clinched the three top positions in BSc and BA examinations. Interestingly, all top positions in BA were bagged by external candidates (private students) belonging to Multan, Vehari and Jalalpur Pirwala. Bahauddin Zakariya University Controller of Examinations Dr Muhammad Farooq declared the results of the BA/BSc annual examinations 2013 at a prize distribution ceremony held at the campus chaired by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khawaja Alqama.
Dr Muhammad Farooq said of the 17,829 out of 45,373 candidates were declared as successful achieving the pass percentage of 39.29. “Of the total candidates, he added, 20,794 were boys and 24,579 were girls. “A total of 5,348 boys (26 per cent) and 12,481 girls (51 per cent) were declared as successful,” Dr Farooq added. In BSc, Punjab College Multan Hafiza Nayab Aisha got 709 marks and stood first. She set a record. Samia Bakhtawar of Punjab College got 707 marks and stood second and the Government College Vehari for women’s Yasmeen Iqbal got 695 marks and stood third. The top position in BA was clinched by private candidate Nida Anbreen (Roll No 4491) of Government College Jalalpur Pirala who got 638 out of 800 marks,
Ayesha Anum of Government College Shah Rukn-e-Alam Colony Multan got 625 marks and stood second, while the third position won by Asiqa Batool of Government College Jalalpur Pirwala, she got 624 marks. Bahauddin Zakariya University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khawaja Alqama awarded cash prizes to the top position holders in both groups.
Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, Professor Dr Khawaja Alqama said the basic reason behind all the problems being faced by our country was that our nation had not been put on the path of knowledge and research. “Our rulers have not paid attention to education since the inception of Pakistan 66 years ago,” he regretted. Professor Alqama said that according to an Iraqi scholar, 250 verses of the Holy Quran were related to legal and administrative affairs, but about 750 of its verses stressed the humankind to explore the mysteries of the universe and seek knowledge.
The vice chancellor suggested that the government should allocate at least 4 per cent of GDP to education and 1 per cent to research. “If our rulers can unite on the 17th and 18th constitutional amendments, then why they cannot unite for the promotion of education in the country?” he asked. He said, on the contrary, the budget of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was being slashed despite the availability of funds. He appealed the federal government to make all out efforts for national consensus on promotion of education.