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Private schools outnumbers public sector schools.

Byline: M. Haleem Asad

TIMERGARA -- The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Malakand Chakdara on Saturday announced results of secondary school certificate (SSC) 2016 during a special function held at the board auditorium. Ms Nazneen Wahid of the Malakand Public School Dargai topped the overall board examination by securing 1016 marks. Muhammad Suleman of the Allama Iqbal Model School Sakhakot stood second in the board by obtaining 1011 marks while Ms Aimen Khan of the University Public School Chakdara and Ms Palwasha Munir of the Malakand Public School Dargai shared the third position with 1010 marks.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for finance Muzafar Syed was chief guest on the occasion. The function was attended by top 20 position holder students, their parents, teachers, schools heads and elders of the area. Local MPA and leader of Qaumi Watan Party Bakht Baidar Khan and chairman board Prof Shaukat Ali were also present on the occasion.

While announcing the results, controller of examinations Prof Jamil Ahmad said that a total of 80337 candidates appeared in the examination out of which 59994 were declared successful and the results remained 74.67 per cent.

Similarly in grade 9th a total of 41634 candidates were appeared in the exam which was passed by 29497 and the results remained 70.85 %. A total of 31517 students appeared in science group out of which 23507 students were declared passed and the result remained 74.59 %.

In grade 10th, a total of 30497 out of 38703 students were declared successful and the result remained 78.8 %.

In humanities group Ms Husna Rehman of government girls higher secondary school Samar Bagh bagged 918 marks, Ms Seema Bibi of the same school got 917 marks and a private girl student from Lower Dir Ms Saeeda Bahadar secured 915 marks and stood first, second and third respectively.

The provincial minister for finance Muzafar Syed, MPA Bakht Baidar, chairman board Prof Shaukat Ali and controller examinations prof Jamil Ahmad distributed shields and medals among the top position holder students of the board.

Speaking on the occasion the chief guest said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had cut budget for developmental infrastructure and increased the budget for education and health sector. He said that Rs 111 billion had been set aside for education improvement in the current fiscal budget. The minister said the government was sincere and committed to resolve problems being faced by teachers community in the province.

Later on the board management also issued gazette book copies on the same day to all education institutions in Lower Dir, Upper Dir and Malakand agency.

Teachers demand: The provincial president of All Teachers Coordination Council Syed Muhammad Shah, Tanzeem e Asateza Lower Dir former president Sahibzada Sadiq Jan, representative of all subject specialists association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Abdul Hamid Nasari and others while talking to local journalists at Chakdara on Saturday demanded approval of unconditional time scale formula and regularization of ad hoc teachers.

They said the teachers community would never allow any government to privatize education in the province and they would put strong resistance in case of privatization of education sector. The teachers leaders said they did not oppose teachers assessment at any stage but the process of assessment should be started from high ups like education minister, secretary education and others.

Ramazan package: Malakand University Teachers Association (MUTA) on Saturday distributed Ramazan packages among class IV employees of the varsity. The MUTA president Sulman Zeb told local journalists on the occasion that every Muslim should help poor and needy people in the holy month of Ramazan. He said the University administration should also announce special Eid package and special allowance for deserving employees of the varsity. The MUTA vice president Dr Izzat Khan and general secretary Hidayatullah were also present on the occasion.
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Date:Jun 19, 2016
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