The class X boys outdid the girls in the Secondary School Certificate Part-II science group as they bagged the first and second positions in the annual examination 2011, conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Sukkur.
However, the girls did better overall with a passing percentage of 89.47% in Science compared to the boys with 75.73%.
The Sukkur examination controller, Mehmoodul-Hassan Khokhar, said that there were a total of 41,041 candidates registered in the Science group from all four districts, including Sukkur, Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze and Ghotki, but 40,986 sat the exams.
Of them, 928 were graded A-1, 6,806 secured an A grade, 13,495 a B grade, 9,051 a C, 2,397 a D and three achieved an E. A total of 7,883 candidates failed to qualify for the exam while 368 candidates were accused of cheating and their results were not released. Another 55 candidates did not get their results as they did not have all the proper documentation.
In the Science group, Naeem Akhtar of Ever Shine Higher Secondary School, Ranipur, came first with 774 marks, The Sukkur City School’s Abdul Wajid was second with 757 marks, while Mohammad Adil of Hira Public School, Daharki, was third with 754 marks.
In the girls, Sumbul Shaikh of the Institute of Business Administration Community College, Khairpur, earned 757 marks to secure first position, Kiran Guddy of Mehran Model School Pannu Aqil was second with 756 marks, while Simran Jeswani of Mehran Public School Khanpur Mahar secured 754 marks for the third position.
In the General group, 2,635 of 2,650 candidates sat the examinations. Only one boy earned an A-1 grade, 25 secured an A, 553 a B, 1,096 a C, 417 a D and 11 got an E. A total of 444 candidates did not qualify for the exam, 70 candidates were caught cheating and 18 did not get their results because of a lack of documentation.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2011.