Girls top Matric science exams


Agencies July 19, 2010

KARACHI: The Board of Secondary Education, Karachi (BSEK) announced its results for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-II (Class X) science exams 2010 on Monday in which 67.78 per cent of students passed.

According to the results, 68,005 boys and 52,948 girls sat for the exams, out of which 45,403 boys and 36,578 girls passed. About 66.76 per cent of the girls who sat for the exams passed, while 69 per cent of the boys managed to clear the annual examinations.

Javeria Nizamuddin of PECHS Girls School came first with 795 marks out of a total of 850. Naveed Girls Secondary School’s Farhat-ul Ain came second with 791 marks and Hafsa Sohail also of the PECHS Girls School, was third with 790 marks.

Over 6,500 girls and 4,000 boys scored the A-1 grade. A similar number of girls attained the A and B grades but the number of boys scoring an A was lower and the number of boys scoring a B overall was higher than the number of girls in this category. Eighty boys barely made it by managing an E grade, while the number of girls who got an E was only 13.

Girls have traditionally done better than boys in the humanities group as well.

Hearing-impaired candidates

The BSEK also announced the results of the SSC Part I & II (Class IX & X) for hearing-impaired candidates. The passing percentage was 97.61. The results showed that 84 candidates registered for the exam and 82 appeared. All of them passed the exam and 81 candidates passed the exam in first division, while one passed with a second division. Adil Usman, who is a student of Dewa Academy, came first with 745 marks out of 850, Waqaruddin came second with 738 marks and Hammad Sajjad came third position with 736 marks.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2010.

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