Position holders of the 2011 Aga Khan University Examination Board’s Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations were presented their awards by last year’s top performers at an award ceremony today – symbolising the continuing journey of knowledge from person to person.
This year,Hani Ghulam Abbas ofAga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karimabad with88 per cent marks was awarded the HSSC first position. Asma Gulab ofAga Khan Higher Secondary School, Hunzawith87.82 per cent marks and Raaza Malja ofMianwali Education Trust College with87.64 per cent marks were awarded the second and third positions, respectively overall in Pakistan.
The top three SSC position holders to be awarded included Hooria Imran of Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan School with 93.55 per cent marks, Komal Zehra Zaidi of Al-Murtaza School (Girls Branch) with 93.45 per cent marks and Sarah Salahuddin of Shahwilayat Public School with 92.82 per cent marks.
Last year’s position holders, who are attending leading colleges and universities across Pakistan, presented the certificates to this year’s top six position holders. “It is exciting to honour the 2011 award recipients. AKU-EB challenges its students to go beyond the usual, to research extensively, to exchange ideas with peers and teachers and to critically analyse each piece of information that its students come across. This is what university life demands of us to succeed,” stated Mahek Rajani, 2010 AKU-EB student and HSSC third position holder, currently enrolled in the MBBS programme at the Dow University of Health Sciences. Students from the AKU-EB Class of 2010 have been admitted to 114 institutes of higher education across Pakistan and abroad, according to a survey conducted by AKU-EB.
Principals of the schools represented by the position holders were also invited to the ceremony. “This is an excellent platform for reuniting our current students and the alumni to learn from one another. It also gives us an opportunity to see how our students have progressed over the years thanks to the AKU-EB system,” remarked Tasneem Shabbar, Director, Al-Murtaza School.
AKU-EB hopes to continue the Passing the Torch ceremony as an annual tradition.
Candidates can access their complete annual HSSC results online atwww.aku.edu/akueb.