Home Economics-II results announced Board of Intermediate Karachi
Karachi:The Board of Intermediate Karachi (BIEK) on Wednesday announced results of the Home Economics Part-II annual examinations 2010.
According to the statistics, a total of 343 candidates were registered out of whom 340 appeared in the examinations and 224 students were declared pass with a percentage of 65.88.
According to the results, four candidates begged A-1 Grade; 23 students A Grade; 59 candidates B Grade; 82 students C Grade; 53 D Grade while three students were placed in E Grade.
Zarin Imam, daughter of Manazir Imam, a student of the Rana Liaquat Ali Khan Government College of Home Economics, clinched the first position by obtaining 984 marks out of 1,200 with 82.00 per cent.
“Home Economics is not only about cooking and painting, but it is also a science, unfortunately people do not have enough knowledge about the subject,” Zarin Imam said.
She said that despite the fact that her college was facing problems of electricity, gas supply and water, the management of the college provided them with alternate facilities in performing practical in the laboratory.
Another student of the same college, Hira Farooq, daughter of Umer Farooq, secured the second position by getting 984 marks with 81.83 per cent. She said that she had no regrets in missing the first position by two numbers only. “I had overall highest percentage in first year and now I am happy with my final result,” Hira said.
“The Home Economics covers all aspect of life that’s why most of the girls choose it,” she said adding that there was a need to improve the standard of Home Economics besides creating job opportunities in the field.
Hira said that the authorities concerned should launch a PhD degree programme in the subject.
Hania Saleem Mukati, daughter of Muhammad Saleem Mukati, a student of the Rana Liaquat Ali Khan College, bagged the third position with 974 marks.
She said that the students of Home Economics had to usually face the problem of shortage of course books in the market.
“Electronic books should be introduced for the students,” she said.
Chairman, BIEK, Anwar Ahmed Zai, said that the Board was working on a number of options to improve the standard of examination. “The Board is planning to print pictures of candidates on mark sheets,” he said.
“The position holders in any subject would get Rs500 per month from the Board for two years,” Zai said at the prize distribution ceremony at the Board Office.The news