ISLAMABAD: The son of a labourer topped the bachelors’ examination (BA/ B.Sc) of the Punjab University (PU) the result of which was announced on Saturday.
Mohammed Mohsin, son of a labourer of Hafizabad, who appeared as a private student as he could not attend a college due to financial constraints, stood first by securing 688 marks. He works at Tandoor (bread baking oven) to help his father.
“I could not afford college fees due to which I appeared as a private candidate. I want to do master in English (MA) but cannot pay fee,” Mohsin, coming from Hafizabad district, told a private TV channel.
Mohsin hopes to continue with his studies and pursue a major in English, but regrets that the government has failed to provide students with opportunities and financial assistance – one of the reasons he claims he appeared as a private candidate.
He requested the Punjab government to provide him scholarship so that he could continue his education.
On receiving the good news, his parents also arrived in Lahore from Hafizabad to celebrate, who found it hard to believe how well their son had done in exams.
Sania Riaz of a private college obtained 686 numbers topped the list in B.Sc., while Queen Mary College’s Sandas Shahzadi securing 658 numbers stands second and Gojranawala private college’s Sanila with 655 numbers placed in third position, according to the results.
A total of 1,43,750 candidates appeared in the B.A and B.Sc. annual exams. The pass percentage of the B.A students stood at 53.58 and that of the B.Sc candidates at 61.04.
In B.A Mohsin stood first, Kanwal Latif of Shahidra second by obtaining 668 marks while Muqaddas Shahnaz of Hafizabad and Maria of Gujranwala shared the third position by bagging 661 marks.