74.95% of boys pass, 76.08% of girls; Naeem Akhtar praises teachers
By Insha Latief
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) declared the Class 12 board exam results on Sunday. 75.47% students who took the exam cleared it, the highest pass percentage in the past 14 years.
“The number of students who appeared in Class 12 exams was 53,159, of which 40,119 students have passed,” officials of JKBOSE said.
The pass percentage last year was 57.19% and 55.18% in 2014.
About 28,800 boys and 24,359 girls appeared in the examination of which 21,586 boys have passed (74.95%) and 18,533 (76.08%) girls have passed.
According to officials, 2,124 students have failed and 10,916 students have been given the chance to reappear in the exam in March.
BOSE officials said that 13,155 students secured a distinction, 18,070 secured first-division marks, 7,857 students second-division, and 1,024 students third-division.
Officials said that toppers for the Class 12 examination will be declared after the March exams’ results are out. Due to the 2016 uprisings in the Valley, the government announced a choice for students of Class 10th and 12th to appear in examination either in November 2016 or in March 2017.
Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar congratulated the students who qualified the Class 12 annual examination and especially lauded the impressive performance of the students of government schools. “It is the outcome of the competence and commitment of our gifted teachers that the students of the government schools are now coming out with impressive scores in examinations,” he said.
Appreciating initiatives like the CM’s Super-50 coaching and winter tuitions, he said, “Our talented teachers are now going above and beyond the call of their duty to make the movement for change in education sector a reality.”
DC Pulwama Muneer ul Islam congratulated Quratul Aashiq and Shaheera Shameem of district Pulwama for their extraordinary performance in Class 12 exams. He said, “It gives us such a great feeling to see these girls shining, despite the most difficult times in which they had to prepare for their exams.”
Muneer congratulated their parents too. “The most proud moment for any parent is when people recognise them through their progeny. I also extend my warm wishes to all other students who passed their exams especially from Pulwama,” he said.