LAHORE - The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) announced the Matriculation Part-I results on Monday. All boards announced their results simultaneously. The maximum marks for the science group were 480 and for the humanities group were 525. Under the Lahore Board, 236,964 students appeared for the exams and about 75,426 passed which makes the passing percentage 31.83 percent. Around 21.83 percent of boys passed in the humanities group and 33.29 percent passed in the science group.
The success percentage for most of the public sector schools was under 20 percent. Ninety out of 650 students of the Islamia Government High School Multan Road passed and 205 out of 848 students of the Government Central Model High School for boys passed. In Kasur, around 46 students passed out of 335 in the Govt High School, Kot Radha Krishan. A private school teacher Akhter told Pakistan Today that private schools were the only source of quality education left even though government schools had land, teaching staff and extra-curricular facilities, because the government schools lacked the political will to improve the system.