To celebrate the success of high scoring AKU-EB students on a national level, an annual High Achievers Awards 2019 ceremony was organized in Karachi to recognize their outstanding performance in AKU-EB Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations.
This year AKU-EB honoured 142 High Achievers including 65 percent girls and 35 percent boys from across Pakistan, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze, Ubaro, Daharki, Tando Allahyar, Jacobabad, Chenab Nagar, Ghizer, Gilgit, Hunza and Chitral. With 95.5 percent pass rate in SSC examinations, 45.8 percent students secured A grade and above and with 96.9 percent pass rate in HSSC examinations, 51.4 percent students secured A grade and above in HSSC examinations.
Of the SSC candidates, the overall first position was awarded to Duaa Fatima, P.E.C.H.S. Girls’ School, Karachi, second position to Muhammad Musab Niazi, Bai Virbaiji Soparivala Parsi High School, Karachi and third position to Misbah Shaikh, Aga Khan School, Kharadar, Karachi.
Among the HSSC candidates, Fizza Rubab from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karimabad secured the overall first position, while Syeda Hureya Abbas from Habib Girls’ School stood second. Hanif Ali from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Chitral secured the overall third position.
Dr Shehzad Jeeva, Director, AKU-EB shared, “This year, it is very heartening to see new schools changing the trends of high achievers. Students from rural areas and remote regions of Pakistan have shown outstanding academic performance. AKU-EB is proud to ensure access to quality assessment and examination thus creating opportunities for a level-playing field for our students.”
IT ministry to develop ‘Beti’ app for women’s rights awareness
The Federal Information Technology Ministry recently announced it will develop a mobile application called ‘Beti’ aimed at creating awareness among women about their rights and to provide facilities.
The ‘Beti’ app, according to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), would work akin to an online portal and offer guidance on women’s rights. The goal of the new app is to help women become independent through information and communication technologies (ICT).
‘Beti’ app would offer information on Pakistan’s laws, women’s education and scholarships, as well as job opportunities. It would also help provide locations of the nearest hospital and women police station in their area, alongside various other services and facilities.