SSC results: girls clinch all top positions
Karachi, July 15: Continuing last year's tradition, girls once again outperformed boys and clinched all the top positions in the Secondary School Certificate examinations conducted by Aga Khan University Examination Board.
As scheduled, the Board released its SSC Part-I and -II results on Wednesday within seven weeks after the end of the examinations.
This year, SSC students appeared in examinations in over 43 subjects in 22 cities across Pakistan, from Karachi to Gilgit, Mianwali, Sukkur and Jacobabad.
The top three candidates all scored over 90 per cent. Hiba Khalid of PECHS Girls School Karachi, bagged the first position securing 94 percent aggregate. Maliha Ahmed Eesha of Nusrat Jehan Academy Girls High School, Chenab Nagar, came second with 92.38 percent while Syeda Kanza Kazmi of Al-Murtaza School Karachi, came third, in close competition with 92.28 percent.
The overall passing rate for SSC Part-I was 83.6 per cent with 15.6 per cent of the candidates scoring an A1-Grade. Meanwhile, the overall passing rate for SSC Part-II was 91.6 per cent with 20 per cent of the candidates obtaining an A1-Grade.
"We are pleased to see a high percentage of candidates scoring excellent grades in the SSC examinations. While we congratulate all the candidates for their performance, we would like to acknowledge their teachers too, for their hard work in providing relevant learning experiences," said Karima Kara, Associate Director AKU-EB while emphasising the importance of effective teaching in improving educational outcomes for students.
"AKU-EB is committed to constructively preparing its students for the future by providing high quality assessments along with professional development opportunities for teachers," she added.
PECHS Girls School Karachi Principal Seema Malik, expressed her deep confidence in the transparency exercised at AKU-EB.
"We expected a top position for a couple of our students and one of them got it. We feel proud of Hiba. This success is a result of mutual hard work, integrity, quality learning and appropriate guidance," she said.
"I owe this milestone to my parents, teachers and siblings who helped out at every step of my journey. I can't be thankful enough to the Almighty, said Hiba Khalid," the first position holder. She further said, "My teachers always guided me to be focused, read up reference books to grasp concepts, and master the Student Learning Outcomes provided by AKU-EB." Talking about the teacher's role in student achievement, Seema Malik said, "It is important for the teachers to understand that there could be many possible answers to the same question which helps facilitate better learning. With AKU-EBs guidance, we have been able to create a culture where students are also taking responsibility of their own learning." The second and third position holders, Maliha Ahmed and Syeda Kanza Kazmi emphasised the importance of conceptual learning in their success. The simplest way to excel in exams is by enriching one's learning. "I used to watch the online video lessons offered by AKU-EB as well as those on other educational websites for a better grasp of topics," said Maliha Ahmed. Daily times
NED pre-entry test
Karachi: NED University of Engineering and Technology on Monday announced dates for pre-entry test for bachelor's degree programmes for the year 2014-15.
The test will be held on July 25 while the Open Day will be held on July 27 at the Main University Campus.
KU announces MPhil, PhD enrolment tests' date
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) announced on Friday that tests for enrolment in MPhil and PhD programmes at the Public Administration Department would be conducted on July 13.
Registrar Dr Muazam Ali Khan said in a statement that the list of successful candidates would be displayed the same day in the evening at the department, while interviews would be conducted at 9:30am on July 14.
He instructed all the candidates to reach with their admit cards and original CNICs at the department by 9:30am.
New admission date
The university extended admission the date for admissions to evening programmes for two days.
According to Director Evening Programmes Dr Abid Hasnain, the date for admissions to master's programmes and diplomas has been extended till July 15.
He said the interested candidates could submit their admission forms on July 14, and 15 to the UBL bank counter at the Silver Jubilee gate of the university till 4pm.
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) announced the results of the MBBS (First) Professional Part-A Annual Examinations 2014 on Tuesday. The pass percentage stands at 76.14 percent.
Karachi: The University of Karachi announced the results of the BDS (Final) Professional Annual Examinations 2014 on Tuesday. The result statistics show that there were 306 registered candidates, of whom 305 took the exams, while 257 cleared them. The pass percentage stands at 84.26 percent.
Former KU controller granted bail
Karachi: The high court granted bail to a former controller of examinations of the University of Karachi in a case of issuing fake medical college admission letters.
Syed Inkesarul Haq was being prosecuted among others for his involvement in issuing 38 fake medical admission letters in the Sindh Medical College during 2000 and 2001.
The petitioner's counsel submitted that his client had nothing to do with the offence as he was the controller of examinations and had no concern with the admission process.
He prayed to the court to grant bail to the petitioner as he was heart patient and required medical treatment. The NAB deputy prosecutor general opposed the bail on the ground that two co-accused had implicated him in the commission of the offence.
An SHC division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar after hearing the arguments of the counsel granted bail to Haq on a surety of Rs100,000. The news