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AKU-EB announces HSSC exam results

KARACHI, July 17: Followed by the Secondary School Certificate results, this year as well, girls not only maintained their lead overall but also secured the top three positions in Higher Secondary School Certificate results announced by Aga Khan University Examination Board on Wednesday. First_Afshan HussainAfshan Hussain of Habib Girls School obtained the first position with 87.72 per cent marks, said a press release issued by AKU-EB. Both second and third positions were secured by candidates from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi, with Sadori being the second obtaining 87.54 per cent marks and Sadaf Batool Rizvi bagging the third position with 86.45 per cent marks. The overall passing rate in HSSC Part-I and II was 91 per cent with 13.1 per cent candidates scoring an A1-Grade in HSSC Part-I whereas 15.8 per cent scoring an A1-Grade HSSC Part-II. “Heartiest congratulations to all the candidates for showing wonderful overall performance this year,” said Karima Kara, Associate Director, AKU-EB. “Congratulations to the teachers and affiliated schools, too for their efforts in preparing students for our examinations which test their thinking and reasoning abilities rather than memories.” Second_Sadori“And this is what leads them to success in university entrance tests, and later in higher studies,” she added while talking about the competitiveness of AKU-EB’s candidates increasingly recognized by the universities across Pakistan and abroad. Previously a Youth Exchange Programme Scholar, and the HSSC first position holder, Afshan Hussain, couldn’t hold her excitement hearing about her position. “I dedicate this position to my parents and teachers who placed so much confidence in me that I could do it,” she said. While talking about her experience studying in the United States under YES programme, she said, “I realized that they challenged our thinking in a similar way as AKU-EB does through its syllabuses so I didn’t have any problems in my studies. For example, understanding concepts, use of technology, research, and interactive presentations which really boost our self-confidence and reasoning skills.”]]>

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