Best achievers in 'O & A' levels honoured
Lahore, Feb 29, 2008: An award ceremony "Brilliance in Pakistan 2007" was held on
Thursday in honour of the Pakistani students who achieved the best results in
the world in O and A levels under the UK examination boards including Edexcel
A total of 26 students have topped in the world from June
and November 2007 examinations for various Cambridge International Examinations
(CIE) and Edexcel, University of London syllabuses. As many as 120 high
achieving students who topped in the City, Pakistan and in the world, were
presented awards in the ceremony.
Regional Manager, South Asia,
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), William Bickerdike,
Global Relationship Manager of Edexcel David Davies, Director Examination
Services Pakistan of the British Council John Gildea and Deputy Director British
Council in Pakistan Mark Stephens were present on the occasion while Vice
Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Dr Syed Zahoor
Hassan was the chief guest. Award winning students and their proud parents
attended the ceremony.
17 Lahori students top worldwide CIE list
Seventeen students from Lahore topped in the world for Cambridge O-level and
A-level examinations. The students were divided into three categories - top in
the world, top in Pakistan and top in Lahore.
Bickerdike commended the
Pakistani students by saying that their performance had been brilliant
consistently. He said the teachers had played a remarkable role by preparing the
students for the examinations and taught them with passion and dedication.
He said the students had grabbed high positions, not only at the
national level but also the international level. However, he said the
performance of Lahori students was not as good as that of the student in
"It has become a tradition for Pakistani students to attain the
highest possible mark in their syllabus," he said, adding that the students were
in competition with a large global cohort. "Students in Pakistan topped in four
of the most challenging subjects - accounts, mathematics, literature and
economics," he added. The students were also urged to continue working hard to
achieve their desired goals.
Asad Khaild Ismail of the Lahore Grammar
School outshined others in two subjects of O-level, literature in english and
chemistry, while Anser Aftab of the Lahore College of Arts and Science got hold
of three positions, in the subjects of history, sociology and law, to make it to
the top in the world list.
Noorul Hira (LGS)
World Topper in
Top in Lahore with 8As
"Private institutions are better
than public ones. The government should work on improving public universities."
Noorul Hira said she had worked hard for the exams. She said she wanted to go
abroad for higher education and return to contribute to Pakistan's technological
development. She said the people should also get religious education along with
Zahra Raza (Salamat Girls ICAS)
Topper in Accounting
Lahore Topper in Economics, Commerce
are many problems in the education system and the government should work to
improve it." Zahra Raza said she aimed at an MBA from LUMS. She said private
institutions were working better than the public ones. She said the people
should adopt moderate policies because extremism was
Mehrunnisa Shahid (LGS)
Lahore Topper in
"Our education system is not fair, since the O and A-level
students don't get admissions in medical colleges easily." Mehrunnisa Shahid
gave the credit of her success to her teacher, Shameel Khalid, and her parents.
She said she wanted to become an athlete and eyes a future in the bureaucracy
and the CSS.
Ahmed Talal (LACAS)
Lahore Topper in
"I am satisfied with the education system because it is
improving every day and many new disciplines are being introduced." Ahmed Talal
said he wanted to become a chartered accountant (CA). He gave the credit of his
success in the exams to his teachers. He said he did not have any faith in the
country's political system and politicians.
Azka Javeria Khalid
(Convent of Jesus & Mary)
Pakistan Topper in Human and Social
"The government should upgrade the matric level education by
introducing new disciplines following international standards." Azka Javeria
Khalid said she wanted to do a master in Fine Arts and become an artist. She
said she was interested in politics and believed that people with a vision
should enter the field.
Natasha Haroon (LGS)
"The country's education system is in a state of
confusion because it is neither that of international standards nor the
traditional one." Natasha Haroon said she wanted to become an engineer. She said
her teachers had helped her a lot. She said she was not satisfied with the
country's politics and believed that better people should come forward in the
Buria Naeem (Salamat Girls ICAS)
Lahore Topper in
Islamiat and Pakistan Studies
"The students of O and A-levels face
many problems in getting admissions in universities because of the marks
equivalence system." Buria Naeem said she wanted to become a doctor. She said
the country was not progressing and held the politicians responsible for it. She
believed that extremists could not be Muslims.
Quanita Naveed Cheema
Lahore Topper in Physics
"I am satisfied with the
education system, but I believe the authorities are not handling it properly."
Quanita Naveed Cheema said she wanted to set up an insurance company. She said
she was not interested in politics, but understood that educated and honest
people should enter the field because corrupt politicians had caused much damage
to the country.
School Award-winning students
Grammar School 30
Bloomfield Hall 12
Salamat Girls ICAS 6
Beaconhouse School System 6
The City School
Resource Academia 4
Lahore College of Arts & Sciences 4
Aitchison College 2
Nusrat Jahan Academy 1
Lahore Alma 1
Faisalabad Grammar 1
American National School 1
Jesus and Mary 1
Girls Public School-Multan 1
Cathedral School 1
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"we all pakistanis are proud of students like you, well done and keep it up....."
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