The son of a poor farmer in Swabi the other day topped the province-wide Educational Testing and Evaluating Agency (ETEA) engineering entrance test in Swabi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Liaquat Ali, who hails from the rural Marghuz village remained outstanding among 15,864 students of the province, beating private schools position holders and clinched top position.
The student of Government Centennial Model High School secured 605 out of 800 marks in the test held under the University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar.
The student represented the board of intermediate and secondary education Mardan. According to the results declared on Monday, only two students scored above 600 marks out of a total 800 in which Ali, the other one being Abbottabad’s Jamal Ahmad who acquired 601 marks. Umer Saleem of the same education board secured 591 marks. Other than that, 28 students attained marks between 500 to 599, while 219 others secured 400 to 499 marks.