PESHAWAR – The girl students once again outshined boys in the Intermediate annual examination 2012, as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Peshawar, announced results here on Tuesday.

The BISE Controller of Examination, Islamuddin announced the results in a ceremony held here at the BISE office, wherein Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary Secondary Education, Sardar Hussain Babak was chief guest. Chairman BISE, Prof Dr Muhammad Shafi, principals of different colleges, board staffs, parents and top position-holders students also attended the ceremony. According to results, the female students of Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar grabbed all the top seven positions by grabbing high marks. Muzhda Subhan of Jinnah College for Women, grabbed first position by securing 1019 marks out of total 1100, Saba Noor declared second, while Mishal Shahab achieved third position, of the same institute, by getting 1018 and 1014 marks respectively.

In the annual examination 2012, more than 43,687 male and female students were appeared out of which 30,224 candidates were declared successful with an overall 69 percentage. In the pre-medical group, Muzhda Subhan got 1019 marks stood first, Saba Noor secured 1018 marks and got second position, while Mishal Shahab remained third by obtaining 1014 marks.

Similarly, the pre-Engineering group, Saamia Rahman of Jinnah College for Women, got 989 marks and stood first, Mohsin Khan from Islamia College, Peshawar remained second securing 979 marks, while Saad Saud Jan of the same institute got third position be grabbing 976 marks.

Likewise, in the General Science/Computer Science group, Sidra from Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar, secured 946 marks stood first, Rimsha Shabir obtained 936 marks secured second, while Farah Iqbal from Jinnah College for Women, got 930 marks grabbed third position. In Humanities group, Wajeeha Riaz from Jinnah College for Women, UoP got 931 marks stood first, Ramina Majid from Peshawar Model Degree College, secured 889 marks grabbed second, while Farhana from Jinnah College for Women, got 886 clinched third position. Sadam Shahzad, of Jamia Usmania Kotla Mohsin Khan succeeded in getting first position in the Theology group by securing 883 marks, who was appeared as a private candidate.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman BISEP, Dr Shafi said that they have successfully managed to announce the inter results with in a stipulated period only with hard-work and dedication of staffs, adding that reforms were being introduced to develop the examination system and bring it at modern lines. He dispelled the impression that the papers marking had been carried out on non-professionals, and said that a well-qualified staffs were deputed to carry out checking of papers.

Addressing the ceremony, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Sardar Hussain Babak said that education was vital for development and progress, and the incumbent government was fully concentrating on promotion of female education in the province. He added that the girls schools were bombed to hinder their efforts and create panic among the students, but the extremists could not succeed in their nefarious designs, would promote female education at every cost.

The minister informed that the international community had pledged Rs42 billion for rebuilding of education institutions, teachers training, curricula development, and to cover liabilities after the passage of 18th Constitutional Amendments.

The UK fund, the Department for International Development, (DFID) would be pledged a sum of Rs28 billion, European Union Rs11 billion, out of the total amount of Rs 42billion grant for the purpose. He further said that government was keenly focused of promotion of education in the province, because of which education budget doubled in the current financial year.

Later, the provincial minister, Sardar Babak distributed prizes and shields among students of top position holders. On the occasion, the parents of the students were also present.