Islamabad - The girls once again outperforming the boys have successfully secured top three positions as the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) announced the final results of SSC-II annual examinations yesterday.

The girls have clearly dominated the results and majority of the toppers are affiliated with the army institutes in different cities.

According to the results announced at a ceremony, which are also available on the official website of FBISE (www.fbise.edu.pk), Manaal Amir of Army Public School Peshawar from science group topped the board exam, securing 1,032 marks; two students Arooj from APS Hyderabad and Aiman Gul from HTECS Taxila Cantt secured second positions by the difference of only one mark and got 1,031 mark each; and similarly by securing 1,030 marks, Areesha Ehsan from APS Lahore Cantt, Hifza Saeed from APS Multan and Areej Musharraf from the same institute secured the third position.

Whereas the first position in the humanities group with 985 marks was secured by Areej Sajjad of Fauji Foundation College for Girls, Rawalpindi Cantt, second by Barira Sajjad with 892 marks and third position was secured with 977 marks by Rabia Imran of the same school.

The total number of regular students who appeared before the SSC examination in the theory papers concluded in the month of April this year was 63,711 and out of them 91% students have passed the exams, whereas the total number of private students appearing in the exams remained 19,183 out of which 79.49% passed the examination. And so the total number of students appearing in the board examination remained around 83,000.

State Minister for Education Engr Muhammad Balighur Rehman attended the declaration ceremony of annual matriculations result 2016 as a chief guest, where he congratulated all the successful candidates, especially the position holders.

He did not forget to console the students who couldn’t get through in the examination this time and said the students who could not clear the exams this year should be encouraged and motivated. They should not lose hope, in fact work hard and reappear in the exams.

The FBISE is one of the best boards of Pakistan according to many international surveys and one should feel privileged to be affiliated with this board, said the minister.

He further added that betterment in the boards systems, examination monitoring and checking will lead to a better overall education system. “We are focusing on bringing quality education in Pakistan; FBISE has already launched a project of 50 million rupee for this cause,” he said.

The federal government is working on introducing a new policy of education through mutual consensus of all the provinces to define a curriculum according to the national standards of education.