By Azizullah Sharif
KARACHI: The top three positions in the SSC, Part-II, general (regular and private) group annual examinations held under the aegis of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) in 2011 have been bagged by girls.
The first and third positions were clinched by the students of PECHS Girls School and the second position was shared by the students of PECHS Girls School and Gulistan Shah Abdul Latif Girls Secondary School.
According to the results, Ramsha Majeed, daughter of Mohammad Majeed Khan, obtained the first position by securing 772 (90.82 per cent) out of 850 marks, Fatima Rashid, d/o Rashid Siddik, and Aqsa Yasin, d/o Mohammd Yasin, shared the second position by obtaining 762 (89.65pc) marks.
The third position went to Arbia Humayun, d/o Humayun Khan, who secured 753 (88.59pc) marks.
The first three position-holders were placed in A-One grade.
Statistics of the results issued by the BSEK showed that of the total 29,163 candidates (22,321 regular and 6,842 private) who appeared in the examination, 20,171 candidates (15,598 regular and 4,573 private) were declared passed in different grades.
The overall pass percentage stood at 69.17 (69.88pc regular and 66.84pc private).
Of the total 20,171 successful candidates, 255 candidates (241 regular and 14 private) secured A-One grade, 1,815 candidates (1,521 regular and 294 private) got A grade, 5,085 candidates (3,848 regular and 1,237 private) obtained B grade, 7,578 candidates (5,994 regular and 1,584 private) got C grade, 4,815 candidates (3,759 regular and 1,056 private) secured D grade, 289 candidates (235 regular and 54 private) got E grade while 334 candidates (all private) were declared passed in additional subjects.
It was for the first time that the BSEK announced the results of even those candidates who have yet to submit some of the required documents such as enrolment, registration forms, permission from other boards and migration certificates.
However, the marks sheets of all such candidates would be issued only once their documents are received by the board.
The BSEK organised a ceremony in the honour of the three position-holders and it was attended by chairman Syed Anzar Hussain Zaidi, Secretary Hoor Mazhar, controller of examinations Rafia Mallah, Mansoob Hussain Sidiqui of the Sindh education department’s directorate of Privately Managed Educational Institutions and parents of the position-holders.
The BSEK chief gave a set of books, containing Oxford dictionaries, to the position-holders, urging them to make reading books their habit. He also felicitated the students, their parents and teachers.
The BSEK controller of examinations, Rafia Mallah, said that the marks sheets of both the regular and private candidates would be issued after 10 days.
The marks statements of regular candidates would be sent to their schools and those of private candidates would be dispatched at the addresses mentioned on their examination forms.
She said the result of 84 candidates was withheld because they had allegedly resorted to unfair means in the examination and their cases would be decided by the board’s unfair means committee.
She said that the results of four candidates had been cancelled because their documents were found ‘bogus’.