KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) announced the annual examination results for its Secondary and Higher Secondary School qualifications on Thursday, which showed that 63 per cent of all high achievers were girls.

This year too, the AKU-EB awarded one national level position for SSC and HSSC qualifications each, and provincial level overall and group-wise top three positions for both SSC and HSSC.

Ahmed Wali from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit, achieved National Level Overall First Position in HSSC and Wareesha Khan from Sindh achieved National Level Overall First Position in SSC.

Young Ahmed Wali noted: “AKU-EB does not assess students’ rote memorisation, no matter how much you try to memorise books. It is the conceptual learning I focused on when preparing for the examinations. AKU-EB has not constrained me to the textbooks, it has taught me how to live.”

Wareesha Khan, national high achiever from Sindh, said: “I feel fortunate to be a part of the AKU-EB education system. I was assessed for my intellectual ability, for conceptual learning and not for memorising the information given in the books.”

For the HSSC qualifications, the first positions at the provincial level were awarded to Ahmed Wali from Gilgit Baltistan, Sana Muftah from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Saleha Abid from Sindh, and Bareera Nasir Ahmad from Chenab Nagar.

For the SSC qualifications, the first positions at the provincial level were awarded to Haseeba Yousaf from GB, Aliya Shah from KP and Kashifa Asif from Chenab Nagar.

According to the Sukkur IBA Public School Principal Dr Ali Gohar Chang: “AKU-EB is about high-quality examination and assessment. It has been working as a driving force for improving quality education across Pakistan. We are fortunate that our SSC and HSSC students are performing well under the AKU-EB system. It is a way for us to know that our quality of teaching learning is at par with international standards.”

The board also recognised the collective efforts and partnership with its affiliated schools and found it critical in the successful performance of its schools across Pakistan.

The board in its press release said, “This year, the Korangi Academy has shown exceptional performance in the AKU-EB annual examinations.”

According to Ms Asma Nasir, the principal of Korangi Academy: “For our school, it is a historical day. Our students’ national level achievement reflects the work of the Board with its affiliated schools, especially in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment. AKU-EB has opened the horizon of success for our students.”

AKU-EB CEO Dr Shehzad Jeeva noted: “AKU-EB students have demonstrated a phenomenal performance. Our high standards and academic rigour have prepared our students to compete globally. I am proud to see that AKU-EB students have reached more than 100 international universities, and more than 53 per cent of students enter top 15 universities in Pakistan.”

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2022

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