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Karachi Matric Science group result 2013

Boys outshine girls in matric exams - for a change
Karachi, Aug 02: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate Part II Science group in a ceremony hosted at the BSEK office on Thursday.

Instead of the girls outperforming the boys like every year, this time around the boys bagged the top two positions.

The award ceremony was marred by the members of the press shoving each other to try and be the first one to get the names of the position holders.

However, the environment turned a lot calmer after the clearly annoyed board officials announced the names of the top students.

The SSC toppers
Ammar Samad of the Usman Public School bagged the first position, while Syed Muhammad Usman Ali of the Waves Grammar School secured the second place.

The third rank was shared by Daniya Ali of the Karachi Public School and Karishma Kumari of the Defence Authority Model Girls School.

During their interview with the media, both Samad and Ali criticised the outdated examination system in the country.

"Exams should be designed to test the analytical skills of the students. I tried my best not to learn by rote," said Samad, who obtained 791 marks out of the total 850.

Ali, who scored 790, said the BSEK should do away with the guess-paper culture. "Repeating the same questions from the five-year question bank makes it easy for anyone to guess what the exam paper will be like."

BSEK Chairman Fasihuddin Khan agreed. "Repetition of questions has dropped the exam standards. But we have been working on it for the past few years and have brought the standard up a few notches."

Of the 137,968 candidates who appeared in the exams, 10.17 percent received the A1 grade and 18.2 percent the A grade.

Around 20.21 percent managed to secure the B grade, 16.49 percent the C grade and 6.78 percent the D grade. The pass percentage was 72.14 percent.

Special kids' results
The BSEK also announced the results of 118 special candidates who appeared in the SSC Part II examination and 101 special candidates who appeared in the SSC Part I exam.

All the students who topped the exams belonged to the Dewa Academy for the Deaf in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Nida Shams secured the first position with 88.11 percent, Zainab Ali Akbar stood second with 85.88 percent, and the third position was bagged by Maryam Ali with 84.82 percent. The pass percentage was 93.23 percent.

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"Ya Im very very Happy bcz i got 85.41 % in matric class."
Name: M Zahid Ali
City, Country:Karachi from Pakistan

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Ex-education minister caught with fake degree
Islamabad: The University of Punjab has formally stripped Pakistan's former Education Minister Waqas Akram Sheikh of his graduation declaring his Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree invalid as the documents provided by the former minister for BA examination have been proven to be bogus.

Sources said after the declaration of the university, HEC has also withdrawn attestation of former MNA's BA degree.

The move could end the political career of the former MNA who contested 2008 election on the basis of his 'graduation' degree. Legal experts believe Waqas could be barred from contesting elections for life under article 62 and 63 of the constitution which requires a legislator to be honest and sagacious.

According to a recent letter by the Punjab University's controller examination Dr Liaqat Ali, a copy of which is available with The News, the former minister had failed to pass intermediate examination hence his BA degree is invalid. The university was responding to a letter by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) No 5-3/IIEC/A&A/2013/693 dated July 22, 2013. On the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, HEC had sent letters to various universities to inquire about the status of the degrees of some parliamentarians.

"In admission form for Bachelor of Arts, Annual Examination 1997 vide Roll No 054216, the candidate informed that he passed intermediate examination from BISF, Lahore in 1995 vide Roll No 011097. However the candidate is shown fail in Statistics as per gazette of BISE, Lahore," said the letter of Punjab University.

The letter also mentions the HEC's correspondence with IBCC and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) showing that A level certificate of the former minister was not genuine.

"Under all above circumstances, the degree is invalid, however litigation is still pending in court and the codal formalities for quashment of result at university end are hence pending."

When contacted, Sheikh Waqas Akram termed it a conspiracy being hatched by the HEC chairman. "As an education minister I caught HEC chairman's corruption and held him accountable for the wrongdoings in the commission therefore such dirty tactics are being employed by him against me for the last many months," he said.

Sheikh Waqas said that as the case was sub judice therefore he was unable to comment in detail over the issue. He further said that he had yet not received any official correspondence of HEC or any other organisation in this regard.

Meanwhile, HEC has also written a letter to Waqas at his home address informing him that the commission has withdrawn attestation of his BA degree.

"HEC withdraws the attestation vide HEC ticket number 326448 dated 13 August 2010 made for your Bachelor degree awarded by the University of Punjab," says the HEC letter.

It says the degree of Waqas was attested on the basis of his intermediate from BISE, Abbottabad and his A Level certificate from University of Cambridge, UK but later both were proved fake.

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PU results
Lahore: PU Examinations Department has declared the results of Doctor of Pharmacy (Phrm-D), Third Professional, 2nd A/2012, and BSc MLT (4 Year Programme) Part-I, S/2011 and A/2012. Detailed results are also available at PU website:

notification: PU Examinations Department has notified that the commencement date of Bed, 2nd annual 2012, and 1st annual examination 2013 is revised and now this exam will commence from 12th September instead of 28th August 2013. Detailed are also available at PU website

Tree planting:
Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran is going to start a drive for tree planting at the university's Institute of Agricultural Science.

PhD synopses:
A meeting of the Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran here on Thursday which approved 10 PhD synopses, 11 evaluation reports, 5 panels of examiners, 7 cases of extension and 6 miscellaneous cases. The news

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PU and SZH declared vulnerable to dengue
Lahore: The city district government has declared the Punjab University (PU) and Shaikh Zayed Hospital (SZH) vulnerable to dengue and asked the authorities to take preventive measures.

The city government has asked university and hospital administrations to facilitate towns' anti-dengue squads and entomologists visiting places vulnerable to dengue spread, a spokesman said on Thursday.

He said District Coordination Officer Nasim Sadiq had written separate letters to the university registrar and hospital chairman after an entomologist and a Samanabad town team visited Shaikh Zayed Hospital and the Punjab University on July 24 and 26, respectively.

During visit to the hospital, officials described some places as safe havens for mosquitoes, which cause dengue. "Similarly, the team found four places in the university vulnerable to dengue spread and detected dengue larvae at the botanical gardens of the university," the spokesman said, quoting DCO's letters, which have also been sent to Chief Minister's Secretariat.

He said the DCO had asked the hospital administration to pay attention to dengue larvae breeding places.

"If a hospital proves to be vulnerable to dengue, how people will trust such institutions, which are meant for treating dengue patients. The hospital administration should take care of such things and take affective steps in this regard," the spokesman said, quoting the letter.

He said the varsity administration had been asked to cooperate with government officials and give them access to places vulnerable to dengue.

"We will not spare any institution, whether influential or not, if it is found vulnerable to dengue," he said at a meeting here. Earlier, he visited union council 84 and supervised dengue surveillance of houses by officials.

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LCWU offer to high achievers
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University has introduced an 'offer' to attract matriculation top position-holder students from across Punjab to seek admission to the university.

The university administration has offered on-the-spot admissions to matriculation high achievers and they will not be required to wait for the display of first merit list on Aug 7.

LCWU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor on Thursday visited the admission counters of FA/FSc first year and directed the staff to facilitate top 50 position-holders from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education to get instant admissions irrespective of the first merit list. Dawn

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