July 14, 2016 – Karachi: The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) on Wednesday announced results of its May 2016 examinations for the Secondary Certificates (SSC) and the Higher Secondary School Certificates (HSSC).
According to the officials, the AKU-EB this year assessed students in 95 subjects across 23 cities in Pakistan. Female students have once again taken top positions both in the SSC and the HSSC.
“The AKU-EB team congratulates all candidates for their hard work. We strive to develop higher order cognitive skills, such as critical thinking, in our students and firmly believe that assessment is a driving force for new ways of learning,” said AKU-EB Director Dr Shehzad Jeeva.
“We strive to provide access to a qualification of the highest quality to the remotest parts of the country and to marginalised groups, and we are honoured to say that our hard work pays off when our students make us proud through their performance,” he added.
The overall passing rate for the SSC Part-I was 85.5 percent with 46.7 percent of candidates scoring ‘A’ grade and above, while the overall passing rate for the SSC Part-II was 88.8 percent with 55.6 percent of candidates obtaining ‘A’ grade and above.
Alina Fatima from the Al-Murtaza School, Karachi, and Hira Naz from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Kuragh (Chitral, KPK), scored 93.36 percent and they both stood first in the SSC.
Alina also gained the second position in the elective subjects of the science group along with Ali Mehdi from the IBA Community College, Khairpur.
Hira Naz commented that although she was expecting good grades and it was exciting for her to be an AKU-EB position holder from a remote area like Lutkoh, Chitral.
“I am aware that it is a challenge for female students to get good education but I would like to thank my parents for their support and efforts. In the AKU-EB system, we learn how to apply our learning in daily life which makes us confident about our knowledge,” she said.
“I want to become a neurologist. I am also eager to do philanthropic work in under privileged areas of country,” the position holder added.
More at the source: Zeeshan Azmat – The News Pakistan