PESHAWAR / MARDAN: An impressive 79.42% students passed their 2015 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations, announced the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar on Friday. For once, it was the boys who took top honours.
In total 54,167 candidates cleared their papers out of 68,195 students. The results were announced at the BISE auditorium where families of the top 20 students were invited. Additional Secretary Elementary Education Qaiser Alam, BISE Chairman Shafi Afridi and Controller of Examination Hamidullah Jan were also present besides.
The BISE Chairman announced results in which all three top positions were taken by boys unlike previous years, all from the science group.
Faraz Waheed, a student from Forward Model School, Hayatabad took first place with 1,040 marks out of 1,100. Second position went to Muhammad Saeed Afridi from the Frontier Children Academy in Hayatabad with 1,037 marks, while Intikhab Alam from the same school took third with 1035 marks.
Rs50,000 will be awarded to first place, Rs45,000 to second position and Rs40,000 for third. The BISE also awarded Rs2,000 each to the next top 20 students.
Science vs arts
BISE Mardan also announced results on Friday and it appears the Science group once again outdid the Arts students.
In total 59,168 students appeared for their Matriculation exam and 44,509 passed, making the passing ratio around 75%, said BISE Mardan Chairman Mushtaq Ahmed and Examinations Controller Shaukat Hayat at a joint press conference.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2015.