Girls students secured all top positions as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar announced results of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) annual 2013 here on Monday.
Girl students of Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar outshined over boys by securing all three top positions of pre-medical group. Nazish got first position by securing marks 996, while Kainat Nageen and Kausar obtained second position by obtaining marks 995, and Sana Hamayun stood third by securing 994 marks, according to results announced by BISEP Controller of Examination, Prof Musawar Jan Durrani during a position holders ceremony here at the board Auditorium hall.
In HSSC part-II, as many as 46,302 students were appeared out of which 35,530 were remained successfully with passing percent of 76.74. On the occasion, the Forward Girls College Hayatabad was declared best institution of the year.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Mohammad Atif Khan was chief guest on the occasion. The Board Chairman Prof. Dr Shafi Afridi, Secretary Hakimullah, MNA Engr Hamidul Haq Khan, parents, teachers, students, and heads of various public and private education institutions were present on the occasion.
In pre-Engineering group, Kashan Ahmad of Islamia College Peshawar obtained first position by securing 993 marks; Ali Abbas from Peshawar Model Degree College Dalzak Road, Peshawar remained second by obtaining 973 marks, while Sheikh Muhammad Usman of Islamia College Peshawar secured third position by obtaining 971 marks.
Similarly, in General science/computer science group, Hadia Tahir of Jinnah College for Women Peshawar, got first position by obtaining 927 marks, Mehwish Durrani from Govt Frontier College for Women stood second by securing 917 marks, while Samir Khan of Shinwari Model College, Landi Kotal remained third by obtaining 905 marks.
In Humanities group, Ayesha Bibi from Govt Girls Higher Secondary School University Town Peshawar secured first position by gaining 886 marks, Nabeela Raheen of Jinnah College for Women Peshawar obtained second by securing 880 marks, while Ayyaz Khan from Islamia College Peshawar stood third by obtaining 875 marks. A private student secured first position in Theology group by obtaining 876 marks.
While speaking on the occasion, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education, Atif Khan said that government had initiated reforms process in the education sector, to remove the differences between public and private sector education institutions, and provide uniform education to everyone. He said that promotion of equality education is foremost priority of the PTI-led coalition government in the province, adding that progress can’t be possible sans promotion of education. He said the education is more essential then development works in the province, therefore we are very keen to promote this sector at every level.
The Provincial Minister figured out that more than 3.9million students are going to schools, while same number of children were out of school with ratio of 3.1 to 3.5 million. Though, he said that standardization is secondary issue, but we need to focus on huge number of children which were out of schools along with increasing drop out ratio in the public sector education institutions.
To cope with issue of the growing drop out ratio, he informed that the PTI government would soon launch a enrollment program which can helpful to reduce the huge drop out and also decline a huge number of children which were out of schools. Similarly, he maintained that a fast-track system would introduce in the education sector, and more than 400 public sector education institutions had been identified, aimed at to improve to actual strength of teachers, laboratories, sports and other facilities there.
He highlighted that pre- and post teaching training was more essential, because if the quality education could impossible to promote capacity building of teaching staff. He assured the authorities of education board that the government would extend every possible support to it, for modernization and latest equipment.
Earlier, the Board chairman, Dr Shafi Afridi in his welcome speech shielded light of various reforms initiated by the management in short span of time. He said that computerization process was completed through which students are easily access to get relevant information, and results. Similarly, he said that the board authorities had introduced issuance of Detail Marks Certificate (DMCs) via E-services, while results on mobile services also extended to far-flung region, particularly Chitral, Mohmand and Khyber Agencies. He highlighted the board authorities are also facing numerous challenges, urged the provincial government to extend assistance to cope with all those issues and challenges on the priority basis.