Female students once again stole the limelight from the boys by clinching the top three positions in the Secondary School Certificate Part-II examinations, according to the results announced on Sunday.
As many as 52,791 students, including 32,816 boys and 19,975 girls, from nine districts in Hyderabad division sat the exams conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Hyderabad, in April 2013. More than 89 per cent of the students have been awarded a pass grade in the exams with 4,563 receiving the A-1 grade while 12,452 and 16,291 students achieved the A and B grades respectively.
Fatima Bibi, a student of Royal Cambridge School, Hyderabad, topped the exams by securing 92.7 per cent with 788 marks out of 850. Aqsa Qadeer, of Latif Nizamani Memorial School, Hyderabad, and Bakhtawar Zehra of Army Public School Khoski, Badin, followed at the second position. They obtained 772 marks (90.82 per cent) each. The third position was bagged by Roha Saeed Memon of St Bonaventure’s High School, Hyderabad. She scored 769 marks (90.47 per cent).
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2013.