ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday said the government intends to promote education at the grassroots level, not only to help strengthen countrys development but control extremist views among the new generation. He was addressing at the medal awarding ceremony of the students who bagged position in the Secondary School examinations of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) here at the PM Secretariat here. The Prime Minister said one of the motives of govt in the ongoing fight against terrorists is to crush those elements who stopped the girls from attending schools. We want our children to have books in their hands rather than weapons and handcuffs, Gilani said, adding there was a need to educate the young generation to avoid them fall into the prey of terrorism and extremism. The Prime Minister said the government gave priority to education sector particularly the professional education and was working on a new policy based on advanced knowledge and high quality standards. He said the government wanted to provide ample opportunities to the students where they could explore their potential, with teachers earning due status in the society. We want our educational institutions to become a cradle of knowledge and wisdom in real terms, he said. Gilani also highlighted the importance of inculcating Islamic education to the students which could prove as a guideline in the current circumstances. He said the private sector would be encouraged to bring improvement in the education sector. The Prime Minister lauded the students who achieved positions in the SSC annual examinations and congratulated their teachers and parents for their efforts. He also announced to provide three buses for the employees of FBISE on the demand of Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani. Education Minister Bijrani said the Pakistan Peoples Party government always gave priority to the education sector. Earlier, Chairperson FBISE Mrs Shaheen Khan gave an overview about the results of SSC annual examination. She said in 2009, the overall success rate in examinations was 81.77 percent, with 85.96 percent in Science and 65.97 percent in Humanities groups. Prime Minister Gilani gave medals, certificates and cash prizes to the students who bagged positions and also inquired about problems faced by them in terms of educational standard and availability of facilities at schools. The students who achieved positions in Science group are Aatiqa Sohail Khan (1st position, marks 1007 out of 1050-Fauji Foundation College for Girls, New Lalazar, Rawalpindi), Nasar Mobarak (2nd position, 1004 marks - PAF Public School, Lower Topa, Murree), Iman Akhtar (again 2nd position, 1004 marks - Army Public School, Karachi Cantt), Komal Mushtaq (3rd position, 1002 marks - Fazaia Model College, Mushaf), Seema Kanwal (again 3rd position, 1002 marks - Hamza Army Public School). The students who achieved positions in Humanitarian group are Komal Gilani (1st position, 931 marks - Lohi Bher, Islamabad), Memoona Ahmed (2nd position, 921 marks - F.G Girls Model School, G-6-1/3), Mehwish Bibi (3rd position, 911 marks - F.G Girls Model School G-11/2) and Misbah Zeb (again 3rd position, 911 marks - Army Public School, Okara Cantt).