Pakistani Students clinch top position in UK examination systems
Rawalpindi, March 05, 2008: Some Nine Pakistani students belonging to different schools in Islamabad
clinched top positions in O level and A Level examination under Cambridge
International Examination (CIE) Edexcel Board and ACCA (UK) Award distribution
ceremony among the high achievers of the position followed by a Press conference
was held at a local hotel here on Tuesday.
British Deputy High
Commissioner (DHC) in Islamabad Ray Kyles was the chief guest on the occasion,
besides others David Davies, Regional Relationship Manager Edexcel Board, Arif
Masud Mirza head of ACCA (Pakistan) and Nasir Kazmi Director Islamabad also
attended the ceremony.
In the ceremony
organized by the British Council certificates and shields were distributed among
the top position holding Pakistanis students in the examination session 2007,
conducted by CIE, Edexcel and ACCA (UK).
The ceremony was
attended besides the large number of people including schools principals,
teachers, students and their parents.
Overall 16 students
received awards by the Edexcel board with 02 students achieving top position in
the world, while Cambridge International examination awarded 52 students with 09
topping the world. ACCA awarded 9 students and 04 students received awards from
University of London.
gathering British DHC Kyles, congratulated the students for showing their
brilliant performance saying the UK's education standards are among the highest
in the world, and contributed to the success of the Britain today in business,
science and technology, law and the media.
He said British
Education system helps you in getting better education and future.
Bickerdike, Regional Manager University of Cambridge International Examinations
while addressing a press conference said "what is so impressive about the
performance of students in Pakistan is that it is consistently brilliant, year
after year" saying this year is no exception, reflecting the fact that the
levels of preparation and endeavor are as high as ever.", he added.
Director Examinations Pakistan and Suhail Zafar Regional Development Manger
Edexcel also addressed the press conference.
added that "it has become almost a tradition for Pakistani students to attain
the highest possible mark in their syllabus, adding, but the point needs to be
made that these students are in competition with a very large global cohort.
Saying to achieve the highest global mark in the face of so much competition
from the rest of the world is all the more commendable," he mentioned.
Responding to a
question William said that facilities for A and O level examinations was not
limited to major cities of Pakistan, where the British Council centers are
available even in the small cities and remote areas, he added.
question, William informed that we have been planning to conduct Teacher's
training course in three cities of Pakistan including Islamabad, Lahore and
Karachi saying courses are opened for all teachers to participate, he
Following is the list of students who topped in the world in 'O' Level from
Second Language Urdu: Maham Ajmal (Beaconhouse School);
Commerce: Mahrukh Pasha (OPF Girls College); Mathematics (Syllabus D): Muhammad
Junaid Farooq (Beaconhouse School); Principles of Accounts: Rabia Shahid
(Beaconhouse School); Additional Mathematics: Saeed Ahmad Khan (The City School,
Islamabad); Literature in English: Seyhr Ali Qayum (Headstart School); Religious
Studies (Bible Knowledge): Shamron Innocent Bhatti (Beaconhouse School);
Business Studies: Talal Javed Qadri (British Council Islamabad). App