Top two positions shared by male and female candidates
Islamabad, June 28: A boy and a girl shared top position in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2013 held under the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad.
According to the result announced on Thursday, Abdul Wasay Ikhlaq, son of Ikhlaq Hussain, a student of the Federal Government Boys Public High School, Wah Cantonment, (Science Group), (Roll No. 110294), and Rehmeen Zahid, daughter of Zahid Pervez, (Roll No. 150774) of the Rangers Public School, Khanpur District, Rahimyar Khan, of (Science Group), obtained 1026 marks out of the total 1050 to clinch top position in this year's SSC annual examination.
A boy and a girl also shared second position. Both of them belonged to the Science Group. Muhammad Umar Arshad, son of Arshad Mahmud, a student of the Army Public School and College for Boys, Ordnance Road, Rawalpindi Cantonment, Roll No. 118183, and Noor Khalid, daughter of Dr. Khalid Rashid Sheikh, a student of the Army Public School and College, 208-Humayun Road, Rawalpindi Cantonment, Roll No. 152394, obtained 1025 marks.
Two female students shared the overall third position. Sana Riaz, daughter of Muhammad Riaz, Roll No. 152208, a student of the Fazaia Inter College, Chaklala, Rawalpindi Cantonment, and Tooba Anwaar, daughter of Muhammad Anwar ul Haq Awan, a student of the Army Public School and College, Kohat Cantonment, Roll No. 162189, got 1024 marks and bagged third position.
The result was announced by Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman in the Conference Hall of FBISE, Islamabad. PML-N MNA Malik Abrar and education officials were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that while awarding scholarships to students and recruiting employees in educational institutions, the HEC would first verify their degrees and certificates. He said the government would take effective steps to improve the overall educational system in the country, including government and private schools and colleges. "Merit will be followed in giving admission to students in educational institutions and no kind of influence will be accepted in this process," he added.
He congratulated all students who attained top positions and those who passed the SSC examinations. Talking about students who could not pass the examinations, the minister asked them not to get depressed with their failure, and reappear in the supplementary examination and work hard to overcome their weaknesses in studies.
In Humanities Group, male students outclassed girls by attaining first two positions. Muhammad Umair, son of Munsif, Roll No. 175034, a student of the Institute of Islamic Sciences, Satra Meel, (FA), Islamabad, got 938 marks and clinched top position. Ubaid Riaz, son of Muhammad Riaz, a student of the same institution, Roll No. 175041, secured second position by getting 926 marks. Shareen Shafi, daughter of Muhammad Shafi Anjum, Roll No. 189528, a student of the Al-Amaal English High School, Sharjah, UAE, got third position in this group by obtaining 924 marks.
The Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination 2013 was held in March-April. In all, 51,833 regular students appeared out of which 46,543 passed, showing a passing percentage of 89.79. While 17,303 private and ex-students appeared in which 7,154 cleared the examination and their pass percentage remained 41.35. The overall pass percentage of both regular and private students was 77.67.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Supplementary Examination 2013 would commence on September 3. According to the gazette notification, the result cards of candidates would be dispatched to their respective educational institutions and private candidates would receive these at their postal addresses. The news
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After the successful defence of his PhD dissertation by a panel of distinguished academicians at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Muhammad Usman Ghani was declared eligible for the coveted PhD degree in the discipline of English Language and Literature.
Ghani, a teaching research associate at the IIU has been working on his PhD dissertation titled 'Maintaining Multiple Identities: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of South Asian Immigrant Fiction' since July 2008 from NUML.
Responding to a question, Ghani said his work holds water in that it not only exemplifies an approach towards looking at the vast plethora of South Asian immigrant fiction but it also diagnoses the issues and problems the South Asian immigrants face upon entering into the societies such as the UK and the USA. He hoped his work would be very useful for the prospective researchers and academics in Sociolinguistic, Discourse Analysis and South Asian Literature in English. The news