MARDAN - The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Mardan on Wednesday announced the names of students, who got top positions in the Secondary School (Annual) Examination 2013. Students from private schools have grabbed most of the top 20 positions in the exams.

Chairman BISE Mardan Professor Abdul Jabbar and Controller of Examinations Mohammad Aslam Khan announced the names of high achievers in an award giving ceremony on the premises of BISE. The overall result will be announced today (Thursday).

Commissioner Mardan Kifayatullah Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. The ceremony was attended by officials of the Mardan board, students, parents and academicians. Total of 50,824 students appeared in the exams out of which 41,106 were declared pass with the percentage of 80.88 per cent. 36 male and 16 female students could find place in the top 20 positions.

First position in Matric this year has been shared by two students namely Maryam Sadiq of Peshawar Model School Mardan, (Roll No. 74654), and Mohammad Younas Ali of The Peace School, Nowshera (Roll 79572), who both secured 989 marks. The second position was grabbed by Ayaz Khan of The Peace School, Nowshera (Roll No. 79547), with 984 marks while Mohammad Zahid Anwar of The Peace School Nowshera, (Roll No.79571), secured the third position with 979 marks.

In Science Group, the first position was achieved by Maryam Sadiq and Mohammad Younas Ali, second by Ayaz Khan while the third position was grabbed by Mohammad Zahid Anwar.

In Humanities Group, Amna (Roll No. 103912) of Laiq Public High School Dagi Jadeed, Nowshera and Faiza Bibi (Roll No. 103156), of Government Girls High School Koti Kalan Nowshera secured first and second positions with 852 and 846 marks, respectively. Asma Hasseba Naheed of Government Girls High School Koti Kalan, Nowshera (Roll No. 103164), grabbed third position with 842 marks. Due to the mismanagement some outsiders started quarrelling with journalists, due to which the media men boycotted the ceremony.

Later on, Chairman board and other officials came out from the hall and made negotiation with journalists and brought them to the chairman office.