High Achievers Awards: AKU-EB lauds efforts of 162 brilliant students

Education is the best gift we can give to our students, says AKU president 

Our Correspondent November 15, 2016
Nurses celebrate their graduation by throwing their mortarboards up in the air. The degrees were conferred by the Aga Khan University at the convocation ceremony on Saturday. PHOTOS: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: To laud the efforts of students, Aga Khan University-Examination Board (AKU-EB) hosted the High Achievers Awards 2016 ceremony at its university auditorium on Tuesday.

Around 162 students from across the country were rewarded for their outstanding performance in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations.

“Education in the biggest gift we can give to our students,” said AKU president Firoz Rasul while addressing the ceremony. It is overwhelming to see the impact of the examination board on society, he added.

The winners of the AKU-EB bridge scholarship were also announced at the ceremony. The scholarship will support the HSSC education of students in any affiliated college of AKU-EB, announced Rasul. The merit-cum-need-based scholarship has been funded by the Fancy Foundation.

The chief guest of the event, former Citizen-Police Liaison Committee chairperson Jameel Yusuf, applauded AKU-EB for producing more than 30,000 graduates in the last 10 years.

“At AKU-EB, we continue to strive and maintain consistency to attain international benchmarks,” said AKU-EB director Dr Shehzad Jeeva, adding that the board should help students develop individuality.

Results are out

The overall first position in the SSC in Pakistan was secured by Alina Fatima from Karachi and Hira Naz from Chitral. The second position was bagged by Ruhaina Nadeem from Karachi, while the third position was a tie between Shehla Tanveer and Maryam Ihsan, who both belong to Chenab Nagar.

In the category of best subject results, 40 students from Sindh were awarded certificates in different subjects and 23 students from other provinces were awarded for SSC part I. For the best subject category in SSC part II, 30 students were awarded from Sindh while 12 were rewarded from the rest of the country.

The overall first position in HSSC in Pakistan was secured by Areejal Medinah, followed by Areeba Amin and Fatima Asad, who secured second and third positions, respectively. All the three students belong to Karachi. The faculties in the HSSC include commerce, humanities, pre-engineering, pre-medical and science general group.

A total 21 students from Sindh were awarded in the category of best subject results in HSSC part I and 17 students were given certificates from Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. In HSSC part II, 22 students received certificates in different subjects for achieving highest marks in Sindh and 13 others were awarded from the rest of the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2016.


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