Position holders awarded with cash prizes, medals and certificates
By K A Mian
LAHORE: The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) on Monday announced that 71.75 candidates passed the matriculation annual examination 2019.
According to the results, 227,221 students sat the examination out of whom 163,026 were successful. The overall pass percentage was decreased by 3.39 pc as compared the matriculation annual examination 2018.
Danish Athar of the Crescent Model Higher Secondary School for Boys, Shadman Colony Lahore, bagged overall first position in both science and humanities groups by getting 1092 marks.
Anoosha Zikriya of the Punjab Girls High School 537-K Johar Town Lahore, Syed Hassan Abbas of Lahore Reliance Boys High School 82 Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore and Muhammad Affan Amir of American Lycetuff H/S for Boys Toheed Park Gulshan Ravi, Lahore shared the second position with 1,090 marks each and Saba Iqbal of DPS Girls Higher Secondary School Model Town and Saira Hayyat from Govt Model Girls Modal High School Model Town, Lahore shared the third position by bagging 1089 marks.
The announcement ceremony was held at a local hotel and Minister for Higher Education Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz was the chief guest.
Besides, Minister for School Education Department Dr. Murad Raas, BISE Lahore Chairman Prof Ch Muhammad Ismaeel, Secretary Lahore Board Dr Rehana Ilyas, Controller Examinations, Prof Muhammad Nasir Jameel, positions holder, their parents, teachers, media representatives, educationists, and another notable dignitaries attended the ceremony.
In the science group, 155,959 candidates appeared and 154,526 passed the exam with the pass percentage being 80.48. In humanities group, out of the 72,695 candidates who appeared, 38,661 remained successful with a 53.18 pass percentage.
In the science group among boys, Danish Athat bagged first position with 1092 marks, Syed Hasan Abbas and Muhammad Affan Amir shred second by getting 1090 marks and Muhammad Gufran Baig, Ammir Nadeem and Hassan Akbar Goraya shred the third position with 1087 marks.
In the same group for girls, Anoosha Zakaria secured first position by bagging 1092 marks, Saba Iqbal, Saira Hayat and Kanwal Fatima shared the second position with 1089 marks and Eman Shafqat and Arhama Shahid shared third by securing 1088 marks each.
The minister for HED Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz along with minister Minister for SED Dr. Murad Raas distributed medals, certificates and cash prizes worth Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 to the first, second and third position holders, respectively. The first, second and third position holders were also awarded with gold, silver and barons medals respectively in the ceremony. The first position holders, Danish Athar was also given laptop.
In his message, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar congratulated the all position holders. He said that position holders students not only eliminated the names of their parents but also raised the name of their teachers. He added that all position holders are the precious asset of the country where are the future of the Pakistan is also associated with these students. CM Punjab also shared his gratitude’s with parents of all position holders as well with their teachers. The Chief Minister prayed for more success and bright future of the students. He concluded that the government of the Punjab will continue to take more initiatives for all intellectual students.
The minister HED also congratulated the position holders in his keynote address and hoped that they will continue to achieve success in their lives. He said that no one tried to make reforms in education sector since inception of Pakistan. British implemented the obsolete education system here in subcontinent as they wanted to get the clerical staff from this region whereas for their own, they opted the system which produced cognitive abilities in their students, the minister said.
Now PTI government, according to its manifesto, is going to make reforms in our educational system. Punjab government is introducing Relative Grading System in the compilation of Boards’ examination result.
By relative grading, students would focus more on gaining knowledge instead for running after high marks. The mechanism for paper checking would also be improved.
Design of papers would test the cognitive abilities and critical thinking of the students according to international standards. Gradual process of transformation would yield results in coming years, sudden change may cause chaotic situation, he added.
When PTI formed govt., there were many universities and Educational boards without their permanent heads, he said, this is first time in history that No post for educational Boards and VCs lies vacant in Punjab.