ISLAMABAD: Girls secured the top positions in the annual Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam, 2018.
The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) announced the results on Friday with a pass percentage of 91.66 for regular candidates and 83.66 for private and returning students.
Overall, Islamabad based educational institutions produced better results and five students from the city are among the top 10 students.
According to FBISE, 73,815 candidates appeared in the exam as regular candidates, of which 67,656 passed while 15,628 candidates appeared as private or returning students of whom 7,173 were declared successful.
As per tradition, girls secured the first positions in both science and humanities groups. OPF Girls College F-8 student Arooj Kiran came first in the science group by obtaining 1,086 of 1,100 marks.
The first position in the humanities group was secured by Summaya Adil of Islamabad Model School for Girls G-11 with 1,026 marks.
Pass percentage for regular students was 91.66pc, 83.66pc for private, returning students
Three girls in the science group are sharing the second position by obtaining 1,085 marks each including Haram Aftab and Aleena Aslam of Army Public School for Girls, Lahore Cantt and Areefatus Sattar of PAEC Model College for Girls, Chashma, Mianwali.
The third position is also shared by three students- two girls and a boy- by obtaining 1,084 marks each including Maaz Amjad of Army Public School Fort Road Rawalpindi, Maryam Irshad of Army Burn Hall College for Girls Abbottabad and Hooriya Fatima of IMCG G-10/2, Islamabad.
In the humanities group, Summaya Adil of IMSG G-11 came first by obtaining 1,026 marks. The second position was secured by Atif Ullah of Institute of Islamic Sciences Satra Meel for obtaining 1,024 marks while Mohammad Yahya of the same institute came third by obtaining 1,017 marks.
According to the results announced on Friday, this year 63 unfair means cases were reported and the board said a judicious procedure was adopted to decide the cases. According to a FBISE spokesperson, all efforts were made to ensure that a personal hearing was provided to all concerned students.
The spokesman said that the mark sheets of regular candidates would be dispatched to their respective institutions, while results of private and returning students in the country were being sent to the addresses given in admission forms.
He said the supplementary exam will commence from Sept 11, 2018. The last date for submission of forms for the supplementary exam is July 23 with normal fee and August 3 with triple fee.
The result was officially declared in a ceremony held at FBISE where caretaker federal minister for education and professional training, Mohammad Yusuf Sheikh as chief guest. Academics, position holders and their parents and principles as well as board employees attended the event.
FBISE Chairman Dr Ikram Ali Malik shared the salient features of the exam and the working of the board.
The chief guest congratulated the successful candidates and also encouraged them to work hard in their future endeavours and to do best for the country.
Published in Dawn, July 07th, 2018