80% students qualify class 12th exams in Kashmir, girls steal show

Result percentage highest in 18 years: BOSE

Irfan Tramboo
Srinagar, Mar 8: More than 80 per cent of students have qualified the annual class 12th examination the results of which were declared today by the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) with girls securing top positions in all four streams.
As per Board officials, a total number of 58397 students appeared in the examination out of which 46987 students qualified the examination which amounts to the total pass percentage of 80.46%.
This year, the Government Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh Srinagar has achieved the feat of bagging all the three top positions in the Home Science stream.
The details further state that in the science stream, 4 girls from Srinagar shared the first position, while 9 students-3 boys and 6 girls-shared the second position and 5 students-1 boy and 4 girls-shared the third.
Those who secured and shared the first position in the science include Amal Sayeed, D/o Mohd Sayeed Mir of Candid Higher Secondary School, Nowgam, Hafsa Malik, D/o Ali Mohammad Malik of Iqbal Memorial Institute (Girls wing) Bemina, Ishrat Muzaffar, D/o Mohammad Muzafar Malik of Kashmir Harvard Higher Secondary School, Habak Naseem Bagh and Zainab Quadri, D/o Abdul Majeed Quadri of Salfia Muslim Institute Parray Pora. All these girls have secured 100 per cent marks in the science stream.
Topper, Ishrat Muzaffar who is aiming to become a doctor said that she never expected that she would be able to secure 100 per cent marks and that it has all happened due to her consistency and the support of her family and teachers.
“This is an exciting moment of my life as I had never expected this; at the same time, my family is super excited about it. The thing is the good and apt utilization of the time, if that is taken care of, then it is not difficult; consistency is the key; for me, teachers, parents have been quite helpful,” she said.
In the commerce stream, Zeenat Fayaz, D/o Fayaz Ahmad Mir of Govt Higher Secondary School, Nawa Kadal Srinagar has secured the first position with 493 marks, Faleen Mushtaq, D/o Mushtaq Ahmad Ahanger of Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, Nawa Kadal Srinagar and Naimah Bashir Shah, D/o Bashir Ahmad Shah of Green Valley Higher Secondary School, Elahi Bagh secured and shared the second position with 490 marks each.
The position third in the commerce stream has been secured and shared by Hadiya Showkat, D/o Showkat Ahmad and Saqiba, D/o Mohammad Ashraf Pindoo of Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Khanyar by securing 488 marks each.
Another topper, Hafsa Malik also said that the results are beyond her expectations. “This was not expected, however, this all is the outcome of my hard work, support of my teachers as well as parents. There was a problem due to the internet, but the thing is determination and I did that and the results are in front of us,” she said.
In the Home Science stream, all three positions have been secured by the Government Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh Srinagar. The students who have secured the top positions include Sabreena Rashid, D/o Hafiz Abdul Rashid from Peerbagh, Momina Amin, D/o Mohd Amin Naikoo, from Shivpora, Roh un Nisa Mir, D/o Mohammad Latief Mir from Sopore with 490, 483 and 482 marks each.
Momina Amin said that she has been able to achieve success despite several odds and obstacles in her way. “I am very happy and it has all been possible with the continuous support of teachers and parents,” she said.
In the Arts stream also, all the three top positions have been secured by girls. The first position has been secured by Khushboo Nazir, D/o Nazir Ahmad Dar of Govt Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara with 100 per cent marks. The second position has been secured by Faarizah Saleem Zargar, D/o Mohammad Saleem Zargar of Green Valley Higher Secondary School, Elahi Bagh Srinagar with 497 marks.
The third position has been secured and shared by three girls, Fatima Noor, D/o Manzoor Ahmad Peer of Green Valley Higher Secondary School, Elahi Bagh Srinagar, Husba Mahajan, D/o Tahir Mahajan of Govt Higher Secondary School, Nowhatta and Muteeba Bilal, D/o Bilal Ahmad Ahmad Bhat of Green Valley Higher Secondary School, Elahi Bagh Srinagar.
As per figures shared by the Board officials, the pass percentage of the Higher Secondary Part-II this session has been the highest so far in the last 18 years in the Kashmir Division from the year 2003.
The lowest pass percentage of 44.95%, as per the figures, was recorded in the year 2005 when 37470 candidates appeared in the examination and 16841 candidates qualified the same.
In terms of the gender ratio of result that has been declared by the JKBOSE, a total of 27437 female candidates appeared in class 12th annual exam, out of which 22696 candidates qualified the exam (82.72%), while 116 were declared as ‘Fail’ and 4625 are to reappear in the exam. Regarding males, 30960 appeared in the exam, out of which 24291 candidates qualified the exam (78.46%), while 172 were declared as ‘Fail’ and 6497 are to reappear.
Meanwhile, schools for the class 6th to 8th today reopened across Kashmir while the classes for the KG and lower primary are scheduled to reopen on March 15 across Kashmir Division. There are also reports from several schools including the Iqbal Memorial Institute that they have asked the parents to deposit the transport charges as the schools reopen.
Also the Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) congratulated the students of both Private and Government educational institutes for their commendable performance in class 12th annual examinations.