KARACHI, July 30: The Board of Secondary Education, Karachi, on Saturday declared the results of SSC Part-II (Class X) Science group annual examination, 2005, with a pass percentage of 78.49, which is almost 5 per cent higher than that of the last year.
In contrary to previous years, boy students gave a better performance as far as top positions were concerned. Of the four top positions, three were bagged by boys. The position holders belonged to private schools.
According to a BSE notification, first position was shared by two students of BVS Parsi High School, Mohammad Shafey Raheel, roll no 429372, and Monis Kamran, roll no 429375. Second and third positions went to Aribah Fatima Jafri, roll no 534823, of The Paradise School and Ahsan Khan roll no 444659 of Little Folk’s Paradise Secondary School, respectively.
As many as 49,808 boys and 38,946 girls appeared in the exams, out of which 37,945 boys and 31,714 girls were declared pass. Thus pass percentage of boys and girls remained 76.18 per cent and 81.43 per cent respectively.
A study of the BSE result documents gave to understand that pass per cent of the Science group candidates had been on increase for the last couple of years. In 2004, 11 per cent more candidates got through examinations, while this year there was another increase of five per cent. Last year 88,355 candidates took the examination, while this year the number of candidates taking examinations remained 88,754.
The breakdown of successful candidates is as follows:
A 1 grade-3,174 boys and 5,130 girls, A grade-6,755 boys and 8,147 girls, B grade-9,290 boys and 8,988 girls, C grade-10,940 boys and 7,059 girls, D grade-7,175 boys and 2,302 girls, E grade-508 boys and 56 girls.
The BSE issued two separate merit lists for boys and girls, in addition to a consolidated list of top three position holders. The position holders are as follows:
Boys: First- Mohammad Shafey Raheel (792 marks) and Monis Kamran (792), Second-Ahsan Khan (788) and Syed Shayan Ahmad, roll no 400592 of Programmer Secondary School(784).
Girls: First-Aribah Fatima (790 marks), second-Rabia Qazi, roll no 541648, of Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan School (786) and Maria Arshad, roll no 545871, of Green Land Public School (786), Third- Rida Khan, roll no 545030, of Karachi Public School (785) and Sana Waqar, roll no 566428, of D M S Girls Secondary School (785).
The position holders were handed over their mark sheets at a ceremony held at the BSE conference hall around 11.30am. Marks sheet of other candidates would be issued in ten days time, said the Controller of Examination Mohammad Saleem Khan.
Speaking at the ceremony, which was attended by parents and teachers of the position holders and senior officials of the board as well, chairman of BSE, Brig (retd) Shafi Ullah Qureshi, said that the prevailing system of conducting SSC examinations in two stages spread over a period of two years would be done away in two or three years.
He said that the committee of educational boards’ chairmen at its recent meeting had decided to adopt a decision of the federal government under which educational boards were required to hold one composite examination for SSC courses in two years, unlike that of one examination for class IX and another for class X courses of studies.
To another question, he said that under the legal provisions BSE was fully authorized to disaffiliate the educational institutions having dual affiliations.
After certain verifications the BSE will take necessary actions, including nullifying the results of SSC examinations of candidates belonging to its affiliated schools which are also affiliated with other board for Matric system of education and examination, he added and said that any kind of superimposition by private board should not be appreciated at all.
He said that the proposal regarding splitting of some courses of SSC part-I and II in two years could be seen as invalid or superfluous, particularly in a situation when authorities were considering implementing combined examinations for classes IX and X.
Majority of the position holders took additional education through coaching centres as well as it, according to them, helped securing flying marks in examinations.
The first position holder, Mohammad Shafey Raheel said that he wanted to do specialization in medicines. He, whose elder brother, Mohammad Usama, too had secured first position in matriculation examination in 2002, expressed the view that government’s actions against extremists were good.
Monis Kamran, who was bracketed for first position with his classmate, said that he never felt rivalry with Shafey and always maintained a good relationship with him.
Aribah Fatima, who secured second position, wants to become a criminal lawyer.
Ahsan Khan who secured third position said that he would pursue higher education in computer engineering subjects.