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71pc of candidates pass matric exams

A group photo of the students who secured top positions in the matriculation examination. -- White Star
A group photo of the students who secured top positions in the matriculation examination. -- White Star

LAHORE: The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) announced on Wednesday the result of secondary school certificate (matriculation) annual examination, 2016, with a pass percentage of 71.4.

According to the result, 214,711 candidates appeared in the matriculation 2016 exams of them 153,478 passed with a percentage of 71.48.

In science group’s 102,780 candidates, 131,161 passed and the pass percentage is 78.3.

In humanities group, of 83,550 candidates, 50,698 remained successful with 60.68 pass percentage.

Punjab Schools Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad formally announced the result at a ceremony at the Alhamra Hall. He gave away gold, silver and browns medals with Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 to first, second and third position holders.

The matriculation supplementary examination, 2016 will commence on September 10.

Overall topper Rana Omar Farhan of Divisional Public School (DPS) and Inter College, Model Town, got 1,087 marks. He was also given a laptop.

Muhammad Shayan Waheed of the DPS, Model Town got second position with 1,086 marks and Syed Momin Ali and Hussnain Mushtaq of the DPS, Model Town, shared the overall third position by obtaining 1,085 marks. These students also got first, second and third positions in the science group among boys.

In the category of the science group (girls), Semil Saleem of the Punjab Girls High School, Johar Town, got the first position by securing 1,083 marks; Rimsha Tahir of the DPS Model Town, Lahore, secured 1,082 marks and got second position, while Sajal Tariq, of the Jinnah Grammar Secondary School, Ghulam Hussain Park, Shad Bagh, secured the third position with 1,079 marks.

In the humanities group (boys), Sabir Ali from the Pakistan Model High School, Raiwind Road, Kasur, stood first with 1,034 marks, Muhammad Shahzad, of the Allied School Al-Miraj Campus for Boys, Shadman, obtained the second position by securing 1,006 marks and Muhammad Usman of Allam Iqbal Public High School, Kasur, and Allah Ditta, of the Government Public High School Nain Sukh, shared the third position by securing 994 marks.

In the humanities group among girls, Iqra from the Allama Iqbal High School for Girls, Raiwind Road, Kasur, got the first position by securing 1,067 marks; Ayesha Khalid of the Society Public Girls High School, Mughalpura, got the second position by securing 1,055 marks while Areej Waseem, of the Farooqi Girls High School, Karim Park, stood second with 1,055 marks and Uzma Waris, a private candidate, secured the third position with 1,045 marks.

Talking to reporters Uzma Waris, a private candidate who secured the third position with 1,045 marks, said her mother was a domestic help as her father was suffering from liver disease. She requested the education minister to ensure free treatment of her father.

Allah Ditta, of the Government Public High School, Nain Sukh, who got the third position by securing 994 marks said that his father was a vendor and he dedicated his success to his father for he worked throughout the day to save money for his education. His father urged the chief minister to bear the education expenses of his son.

Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2016