Girls once again did better than the boys in the Higher Secondary School Examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), the results for which were declared today.
According to BOSE officials, 33,893 of the 55,163 candidates qualified the examination held in November last.
While the overall pass percentage was 61.44, more girls (64.31 percent) passed the examination compared to boys (58.92 percent), they said.
Pertinently, Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s son Galib Guru also passed the higher secondary school examination with a distinction.
Afzal Guru was executed in 2013 for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack.
Galib secured 88 percent in the examination.
Congratulatory messages poured in for the 17-year-old on social media, even as friends and family made a beeline to his house in Sopore town of Baramulla district.
“A big shout-out to Ghalib Afzal Guroo on clearing his 12th class exams with flying colours- 441 marks. Ghalib has definitely proven ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. All the best for the future endeavours! Rise and shine!” Sarah Hayat, spokesperson of opposition National Conference, said in a tweet.