First Positions Cinched By Boys in SSC Examinations

Previously, girls used to be the toppers in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) but, the odds are on boys’ side this time. Also, the boys are interested in fields like politics and civil services whereas, girls used to mostly choose the fields of medical or engineering. At an award distribution ceremony which was mainly for position holders, was held on Tuesday. The results of the position holders were announced at the ceremony.  The chief guest for the award distribution ceremony, Atif Khan, the Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education was unable to attend the ceremony due to some work he had to do in the KPK Assembly.

Qaiser Alam Khan, The Additional Secretary Education, took Atif Khan’s position and served as the chief at the occasion. Muhammad Shafi Afridi, the chairman at BISE and Musawwir Jan Durrani, the controller at BISE were also in the crowd at the ceremony. The results showed that 54,060 students passed with a percentage of 81.28 out of the total number of 66,510 students. From the Science group, a total of 41,687 students gave the examination and out of which 37,677 students were successful. The pass percentage for the science group was 90.38.

Where the Humanities group is concerned, 24,679 students gave the exam and 16,379 were able to qualify. The threshold for passing remained 66.37%. The overall topper in these examinations was from Peshawar Public School and College located on the Warsak road. Umar Ghafoor topped these examinations by getting 1045 marks from a total of 1100 marks. Students from New Islamia Public School Charsadda, Hajra and Fatima Qaisar got the 3rd and 2nd positions, respectively. Fatima got 1044 marks whereas, Hajra got 1041. Muhammad Tayyab from Iqra Huffaz School, Boys branch got the first position by scoring 983 marks in the Humanities group.

Umar Ghafoor was very happy with his position and gave the credit for his success to his teachers, friends and family too. His routine included studying in school, then taking evening classes and then he’d study till late into the night. Because the syllabus had seen some changes, he had trouble at first. But soon, he overcame his problem by working hard. He also explained how his patience was tested due to the loadshedding but he was determined to work hard. Umar also stated his future interest which was to join the civil services after some further studies.