Girls outperform boys in class 12 results

59% Students Qualify Exam; 30 Share First Three Positions

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 23: The result of Class 12th examination was declared on Wednesday by the State Board of School Education (BOSE), with girls once again outshining boys in overall pass percentage as well as merit list. While 25 out of 30 students sharing first three positions in all the four streams – Science, Arts, Commerce & Home Science - are girls, the female candidates fared better in overall pass percentage too.
“30,814 students out of 52,268 qualified the examination, putting the pass percentage at 59,” Showkat Usman, Public Relations Officer of the State Board of School Education told Greater Kashmir.
“While the pass percentage of boys is 58, the percentage of girls who have qualified the examination is 60,” he said.
The BOSE official said that 6565 students fetched distinction while 12246, 9647  and 2356 students  respectively passed  the examination with first, second and third divisions.
“Among those who couldn’t qualify, 18671 students failed to qualify one or more subjects while remaining 2783 did not clear any subject,” he said. The merit list reveals that among the 117 students figuring at the top 10 positions in Science, Commerce, Arts and Home Science streams, 82 are girls.
Similarly, the performance of girls is very impressive vis-a-vis first three positions as all these have been bagged by the female candidates in the three streams of Arts, Commerce and Home Science.
In Science stream, the first position has been  bagged by five students - Amara Wani  daughter of Muzaffar-ul-Islam of Iqbal Memorial (Girls Wing) Higher Secondary school Bemina, Bisma Zahoor daughter of Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh of St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School Baramulla, Nuha Bilal daughter of Bilal Ahmad Shah of Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School Srinagar, Kamran Ahmad Quershi son of Mushtaq Ahmad Quershi of New Dreamland Higher Secondary School Ganderbal and Mehran Ali Banka son of Maqsood Ali Banka of Tyndale Biscoe  School. All of them have secured 490 marks each.
While second position in Science stream has been bagged by Duha Qadri daughter of Zahoor Ahmed Qadri of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School Srinagar, Fateema Muzaffar daughter of Muzaffar Ahmad Zargar of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School, Misbah Qayoom daughter of Abdul Qayoom Bhat of Iqbal Memorial (Girls Wing) Higher Secondary School Bemina, Muhammad Shoaib Mir son of Nisar Ahmad Mir of Tyndale Biscoe School Srinagar.
Aksa Urooj daughter of Mukhtar Ahmad Mir of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Baramulla, Azra Hamid of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School, Bisma Latif daughter of Latif Ahmad Bhat of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School, Muhammad  Abrar Khan son of  Bashir Ahmad Khan of Tyndale Biscoe & Mallinson School, Qudsiya Bashir daughter of Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Government  Higher Secondary School Akingam, Raima Tariq daughter of Tariq Ahmad Khan of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School, Seerat Tajamul daughter of Tajamul Hussain Khan of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School and Waseem Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh of Government Boys Higher Secondary School Handwara have secured third position in science stream.

COMMERCE STREAM
In Commerce stream, Rahila Hafeez daughter of Hafizullah Rather of Government Higher Secondary School Delina Baramulla has bagged first position by securing 483 marks.
While Shiraf Gani daughter of Altaf Mehboob Gani of New Convent Higher Secondary School Gogjibagh Srinagar and Tayibah Shabir daughter of Shabir Ahmad Zargar of New Convent Higher Secondary School are sharing the second position. The third position has been secured by Azra Gul Qaisar daughter of S H Qadir of Government Higher Secondary School Amira Kadal, Srinagar.

ARTS STREAM
Sana Shafiq Pandit daughter of Shafiq Ahmad Pandit of Government Higher Secondary School Kothibagh has secured the first position in Arts stream.
Ayman Showkat daughter of Showkat Ahmad Khan of Green Valley Higher Secondary and Tanzeela Manan daughter of Mirza Abdul Manan of Government Higher Secondary School Kothibagh have bagged the second position.
The third position has gone to Zehra Naqash daughter of Muhammad Mushtaq Naqash of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Soura.

HOME SCIENCE STREAM
Asma Shakeel, Nuzhat Parveen, both students of Jamiat-ul-Bannat Lal Bazar have respectively secured the first and second position in Home Science stream by securing 490 and 484 marks.
The third position is shared by Sherish Muhammad, Yusra Nisar and Suraya Kounsar of the same institute. All of them have secured 478 marks each.

GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS PERFORM BETTER
The overall performance of government schools is quite better this year compared to the previous years. About 48 students from these institutions are figuring in the merit list. However, performance of few of them is very dismal.
“Our performance has been quite satisfactory this time” Director School Education Kashmir Muhammad Shafi Rather said.
He however, added that action would be taken against those schools whose performance has been dismal.
Pertinently, among the high-profile private school, the performance of Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School Rajbagh Srinagar seems to be very dismal as compared to Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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