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June 30, 2006

Girls outclass boys in SSC annual examination

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June 30, 2006

PESHAWAR: Girls outshined boys in the Secondary School Certificate (SCC) annual examination-2006 conducted by Peshawar Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, by clinching the top six positions in both science and humanities groups.

A total of 50,443 candidates appeared in the examination out of whom 9,756 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 62.47 and 32.75 in science and humanities groups respectively.

Bahar Nawab of New Islamia Public High School Charsadda clinched first position by securing 970 marks out of 1,100 marks followed by Dur-e- Zahra of Peshawar Model School (Girls) Peshawar with 962 marks, while the third position was obtained by Mariam Wali of Forward Public School (Girls) Hayatabad Peshawar with 943 marks. All the three top position holders were science students.

In humanities group too girls outclassed boys as Tillat Jan, a student of Junior Cambridge Public School Mian Gujar, Peshawar, secured first position with 907 marks out of 1,100, Faiza Insha of Forward Girls High School, Peshawar, got second position by obtaining 852 marks, and Maria Hayat of Municipal Inter College Gils Shahi Bagh, Peshawar, stood third with 902 marks.

The ceremony to declare SSC examination 2006 results was held at BISE, Peshawar, where besides others, acting chairman of the board Fazal Mehmud, secretary Jamshed, controller examination Dr Ali Khan Bettani, students, their parents and principals of top position holders' schools were also present.

Fazal Mehmud felicitated the students on their success and said that as per new policy composite SSC examination would be no more. Both class 9th and 10th examinations would be administered separately.

Being daughter of a medical doctor, Bahar Nawab, who secured first position in over all examination, said that she is interested in doing specialisation in Neuro surgery after doing MBBS. "I will prefer to join medical profession to serve ailing humanity. Today, I

am very happy. It all goes to the guidance of my teachers and prayers of my parents. I too worked very hard," she told journalists present on the occasion.

Dur-e-Zahra, who grabbed second position too is daughter of a doctor. Dr Sahibdad Khan originally hailing from remotest Tirah Vally in Khyber tribal Agency is a teacher at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.

Zahra was of the view: "The credit of my success goes to my mother, who guided and helped me in my studies." Inspired from her father, she wished to do MBBS and PhD in genetics then.

Following her two other colleagues, Mariam Wali, who grabbed third position in science group and her father is too a doctor also desired to become a doctor. She attributed her successes to hard work, teachers' guidance and parents' prayers.

Tillat Jan said she would join superior services, if failed to do so she would choose the field of law. However, she said she loved Air Force also. Faiza Insha said it would really impossible for her to pass SSC examination with such good marks, if her parents did not guide her properly. She said she wishes to do LLB in future.

Grabbing third position in humanities group, Maria Hayat said that her father is a banker, so definitely she would like to join banking sector. In the same breath, she said that she might have scored even more marks than that she had obtained, if she did not waste one whole week in arrangements of her cousin marriage, held just before her SSC examination.

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