PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the students of government schools have performed much better than those of private schools in the matriculation examinations for 2017.
The education minister shared the result cards of eight education boards on his social media page on Sunday.
He said that this time the department had taken a strict initiative to control cheating during Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams which had affected the results of government schools in the past.
The minister shared in his post that this time the SSC examination halls were monitored by video cameras while invigilators had been appointed without nepotism, which resulted in controlling cheating to a great extent.
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According to the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Mardan result card, 82. 94 per cent students of science group and 65.32 per cent of arts group in government schools had passed.
Similarly, in BISE Peshawar, the passing percentage of students was 79.96 per cent, Swat 73 per cent of science group and 69 per cent arts, Abbottabad 66.30 per cent and Malakand 82 per cent science and 79.18 per cent arts.
Furthermore, in BISE Kohat, the percentage of passing students was 82.23 per cent, Bannu 90.62 per cent and D I Khan 73 per cent.
K-P Education Department Adviser on Communications and Media Zunash Abbasi told The Express Tribune that the quality of education in government schools has transformed tremendously in the past four years due to improved attendance rate of teachers and provision of facilities.
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“I am a witness to the amazing results as I had recently visited Government High School No-3 in Abbottabad, where I was glad to see that the overall result was 100 per cent and the topper boy had migrated from a private school two years ago,” Abbasi shared.
She said the government is providing international level training to teachers and schools in K-P are equipped with all facilities that even private schools cannot provide.
Abbasi said all eight education boards of K-P have shown amazing results this year and we can foresee betterment every year.
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