The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Peshawar, declared results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination 2019, on Tuesday. The results were announced at an award distribution ceremony organised for the position holding students. Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Arshad Khan graced the ceremony as chief guest. BISE Peshawar Chairman Bashir Khan Yousafzai and parents of the position holders were also present at the ceremony.

According to the SSC results 2019, 62,568 out of a total of 74,877 were declared pass, putting the pass percentage at 83.56. In science group, 49,277 out of 55,705 students passed the examinations this year with a passing percentage of 88.46. Similarly, in the Humanities group, a total of 19,086 students appeared in the examination out of which 13,246 cleared the SSC exams with a passing percentage of 69.40.

Fauzia Absar, student of Forward Public School for Girls Hayatabad, topped the board examinations by securing 1060 out of a total of 1100. Malik Wahab Ali, student of Peshawar Model School Boys-V, Kohat Road Peshawar, and Lubaba Yunas, student of Peshawar Model Girls High School-II Dilazak Road, Peshawar, secured joint second position by obtaining 1056 marks each. Sidra Ubaid, student of Peshawar Model Girls High School-II Dilazak Road Peshawar, stood third with1055 marks.

Idrees Bakhtyar, student of Usmania Children Academy topped the Humanities group securing 984 marks. The second position was obtained by Mah Roosha Khan, student of University Model School with 976 marks. Zainab, student of Agricultural Universal Public School and College (Girls) Peshawar, stood third by obtaining 966 marks.

Addressing the ceremony, Secretary Education Arshad Khan supported the restoration of composite examinations for 9th and 10th classes, adding that it was a positive step towards attaining international standards. He said the education department was working to introduce a conceptual model for learning instead of memorisation model or system. For this, the examination system at grade five and eight was also being reintroduced.

Khan said the idea behind these decisions was to discourage the culture of commercialism endorsed by private schools in the province. He rejected the objections raised by private schools and parents, adding that the department will positively move in the direction of their decisions.

BISE Peshawar Chairman Bashir Khan Yousafzai lauded the efforts of the board employees for announcing fair and transparent results. He said that the information wing of the board could now be deemed as an example for other boards of the province, as it has improved its performance.

The chairman also highlighted the major achievements of the board, adding that the paper checking system was transparent and secretive. The board will be training teachers to check papers effectively and will hire subject specialist for the task, he added.

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