SRINAGAR: As has become the norm now, girls have dominated top positions in the annual Class 12 examinations, as results declared by the state Board of School Education on Wednesday show.
Seven out of the ten highest slots in the science stream have gone to girls, and no boy figures in the top ten in the commerce stream.
In arts subjects, six girls have won places in the top ten, and as expected, made a clean sweep of the home science honours.
The results show an over-all pass percentage of 54, with 30, 814 candidates qualifying the examination out of a total of 52, 268.
In the science stream, Ammara Wani of the Iqbal Memorial Girls Higher Secondary School, Bismah Zahoor, Kamraan Ahmad Qureshi, Meherban Ali and Nauha Bilal have bagged the first position with 98 per cent.
In the commerce stream, the top position has gone to Rahila Hafeez of the Govt Higher Secondary School, Delina, with 96.6 per cent marks.
Sanna Shafiq of the Government Higher Secondary School for Girls at Kothi Bagh has secured the first position in the arts stream with 97.8 per cent.
Asma Shakeel of the Jamiat-ul-Banat in Lal Bazaar has bagged the first position in home science subjects with 98 per cent.
All the top ten positions in the stream have been won by the Jamiat-ul-Banat.
Attributing their success to hard work and dedication, Ammara Wani and Kmaran Qureshi, who are among the first position-holders in the latest class 12 examinations in Kashmir, are aiming to become doctors, saying the profession involved service to the people.
When one works hard with focus and single-mindedness, success is sure to follow, they say.
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