Inter exam toppers awarded gold medals, cash
Lahore, Sep 13: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Friday announced the results of Intermediate Annual Examination-2014, according to which, the overall pass percentage stood at 57.94 percent.
A total of 136,433 candidates had appeared in the exam, out of which 79,056 passed.
Earlier in the morning, the BISE organised a prize distribution ceremony for the toppers here at Alhamra. PML-N MNA Waheed Alam Khan awarded the position holders and heads of their institutions with medals in place of MNA Hamza Shahbaz who was expected to be the chief guest at the ceremony.
BISE Lahore Chairman Dr Muhammad Nasrullah Virk, Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, other officials of the board and high achievers, their parents and teachers attended the ceremony.
As per the BISE results, amongst all the five groups in the intermediate examination, the highest overall percentage was observed in the pre-medical group.
With a total of 84.68 percent pass percentage in the pre-medical group, girls scored 87 percent while the boys scored 78 percent. Boys scored 75.7 percent in the pre-engineering group and girls scored 86 percent bringing the total pass percentage in the pre-engineering group to 78.34 percent.
In the General Science group, the total pass percentage was 60.7 in the group for girls being 71 percent while 51.6 percent for boys. The total pass percentage in the Commerce group was 61.5, for girls 78 percent and that for boys 51 percent. The pass percentages in the Humanities group were the lowest. The total pass percentage in the group stood at 43 percent, girls scored a pass percentage of 54 percent while the same percentage stood at only 27.8 percent for boys.
Announcing the result, Dr Muhammad Nasrullah Virk said the current results were the 15th result in a row which had been delivered on time by the management. He said the mechanism for the examination process had been improved upon over the years to ensure accuracy and efficiency. It is pertinent to mention here that the BISE Lahore like other examination boards of the province had announced the names of toppers of the said exam at a press conference on Thursday.
On Friday, the overall top position holder was awarded a gold medal, Rs20,000 in cash and a laptop while the first, second and third position holders in all the groups were awarded gold, silver and bronze medal respectively with cash prize of Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 position wise.
Meanwhile, according to a press release, the Vice Chancellors (VCs) of public sector universities Friday congratulated GCU Lahore VC Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, faculty members and students on securing the first two and overall 11 positions in the Lahore Board's Intermediate Examinations 2014.
University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Vice Chancellor Lt-Gen (r) Muhammad Akram Khan, Punjab University VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, University of Health Sciences (UHS) VC Maj Gen (r) Prof Muhammad Aslam, Kinnaird College Principal Dr Rukhsana David, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor, University of Education VC Prof Dr Faiz-ul-Hassan and King Edward Medical University (KEMU) VC Prof Dr Faisal Masud said GCU in the recent years revived its tradition of excellence and regaining its glory in academics and co-curricular activities. They said GCU was the only public sector institution that had secured record 11 positions in the Lahore Board which was a matter of great pride.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Khaleeq-ur-Rahman attributed the tremendous achievement of the GCU students to their hard work and talent through which they managed to uphold the GCU's tradition of excellence. He said it was due to unflinching dedication and commitment of the GCU students to their studies and invaluable pedagogical input of the highly-qualified trained GCU faculty that GCU was ranked among the top educational institutions of the country.
He said he personally monitored the GCU Directorate of Intermediate Studies, as it was a nursery to provide Pakistan the brightest of its professionals, including scientists, doctors, politicians, social reformers, sportsmen, musicians and engineers. He announced that GCU would hold a grand ceremony in the honour of its position holders. The newsYour Comments
LHC moved to sack GCUF dean 'guilty' of sexually harassing teacher
Lahore: Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh of the Lahore High Court on Thursday issued notices to the vice chancellor of Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) and secretaries of higher education and law departments on a petition seeking undue delay in termination of a professor found guilty of causing sexual harassment to a female colleague.
The judge sought replies from the respondents by October 2. Ayesha Imtiaz, an assistant professor of the university petitioned that Prof Shahbaz Tariq, dean of social sciences department, used to send obnoxious text messages on her personal cellular phone number. The counsel for the petitioner said that on his client's complaint, the vice chancellor ordered an inquiry into the matter and the dean was found guilty of the charges and an action was recommended against him but that nothing has been done so far. He alleged that a serving senior superintendent of police (SSP) also started sending her such obnoxious messages at the behest of the accused professor.
He said that under the Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, the guilty officer was liable to be terminated within seven days but that the GCUF authorities referred the matter to the Law Department for legal opinion. He requested the court to order the respondent authorities to terminate the guilty professor forthwith. Daily times