LAHORE: The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) announced the results of the intermediate composite examinations in a ceremony at Alhamra on Saturday. The overall percentage of students who had passed was 46.66 percent, while girls from different institutions secured most of the top positions.
The percentage of girls, 54.63 percent, who had passed, was higher than those of boys, which was at 34.62 percent. Punjab Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman was the chief guest of the occasion, while MPA Khawaja Iran Nazir, Higher Education Additional Secretary Zarak Mirza, Government College University Vice Chancellor Dr Khaleequl Rahman and Kinnaird College Principal Rukhsana David were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Shujaur Rehman congratulated the position holders and said that they were the future of the country. He said that the students would eradicate all the problems of the country and highlighted steps taken by the government of Punjab to reform the education system of the country.
Hira Iftikhar, from the Kinnaird College for Women, secured the first position with 1039 out of 1100 marks, Javaria Tehzeeb, from the same institution, secured the second position with 1036 marks out of 1100 and Anum Manzoor and Rubar Haider Jafri of KC and Ali Ayub of Government Islamia College Civil Lines shared the third position with 1028 marks.
In the pre-medical group, Muhammad Arslan Arshad from GCU secured the top position with 1021 marks, Ahmad Bani Sadar from GCU secured the second position with 1018 and Muhammad Hamza from GCU was third with 1013 marks.
In pre- engineering, Anum Sadiq of Punjab College secured the first position with 1025 marks, Ayesha Zulfiqar of KC secured the second position with 1016 marks and Maryam Khalid of KC was third 1015 marks.
Hira Iftikhar, while talking to the media, said that the entry test should be compulsory for students. She said that there were a number of schools in the provincial capital that lacked basic facilities and that the Punjab government should ensure the provision of basic facilities in these schools instead of spending money on providing some selective students with laptops.
Arsalan Shahid said that strict measures ought to be taken to counter cheating, especially in the objective exams.
Ali Ayub said that Pakistan was rather behind other countries in education and that the youth should come forward to take the charge of the country’s affairs. He said that the government should take steps for the welfare of the youth and students who were struggling.Daily Times.