O' Level toppers reject extremism

LAHORE, Sept 22: Edexcel on September 10 announced the names of students who aced the O' Levels examinations held in 2007.

Edexcel is among three examination boards in the United Kingdom that conduct the O' Levels in 100 countries.

Edexcel country manager Sohail Zafar said, "Edexcel is an international organisation. Compared to last year's result, this year's is much better. More students have passed and done well." He said 30 institutions in the city were affiliated with Edexcel.

He also said Edexcel awarded 1.5 million certificates to students all over the world every year.

The O' Levels examinations were held in the city from May to June. Thousands of students appeared for the exams in the city. The results have better than last year.

We talked to students who either topped subjects in the world or Pakistan or the city.

Muhammad Ali

I am a student of Bloomfield Hall and have stood first in mathematics in the world. I also topped the countrywide physics exam. In Lahore, I topped biology and chemistry. I am satisfied with the education system of Pakistan. A large number of students can't complete their studies because of financial constraints. I want to do my MBBS from Aga Khan Medical University in Karachi. I think only democracy can resolve our issues, as dictators have done nothing for us. The way our government deals with issues has marred the country's image.

Maryam Shahbaz

I am a student of Bloomfield Hall. I have topped the subject of Pakistan Studies in the world. I am satisfied with our education system. I want to become a doctor. I intend to go abroad to complete my studies. I have no interest in politics because our politicians haven't done anything for the country. I owe my success to hard work and the prayers of my parents and teachers. Religious extremism is a bad thing. There is a need for liberal people to come forward and support the country.

Mehrunnisa Shahid

I am a student of Lahore Grammar School, Shah Jamal branch. I have topped commerce in the city. After doing my A' Levels, I will sit for the CSS examinations. I am satisfied with our education system and do not want it to be modified. It is unfair for our government to discourage O' Levels and A' Levels students. I owe my success to the prayers of my parents and teachers. Islam is a modern religion, but some extremists are trying to mar its image.

Ravia Saqib

I have scored the highest in pure mathematics in Pakistan. I want to do my MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Our education system is good and I am satisfied with the O' Levels syllabus. Our country's politics is complicated and a big hurdle in its progress. I do not like religious extremism. I think Islam is a religion of peace. I am least bothered about our country's politics, but I still want democracy to prevail in Pakistan. My success is due to my parents' prayers.

M Ali Hassan

I study at the International School of Choueifat and secured first position in mathematics in the world. I am satisfied with our education system and there is no need to modify it. I want to become a doctor and intend to go abroad for my higher studies. My teachers' hard work and my parents' prayers made my dreams come true. I am not interested in politics because our politicians are good for nothing. There is no room for extremism in Islam and we should resolve our issues through dialogue.

Fatima Haider

I study at the International School of Choueifat and have scored the highest in Urdu in the world. I am satisfied with our education system. After doing my O' Levels I intend to do my MBA from LUMS. I am least interested in politics. I do not like religious extremism. Those who impose their opinion on others are not doing a great job. I want people to tolerate others. My success is due to hard work and my parents' prayers. I love reading books, listening to music and playing basketball.

Umar Rashid

I study at the International School of Choueifat and have scored the highest in economics in the city. I am satisfied with our course. Our education system needs to be changed. I have no interest in politics and think that the basic hurdle in our progress is our political culture. Our economy is in the grip of our politicians. I want to do a bachelors in economics. Islam is a religion of peace, but some people are using religion for their vested interests. I like playing cricket and football. Daily Times


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