Saturday 20 January 2018

Eight Bangladeshi students have been awarded the ‘Top in World’ award from Cambridge Assessment International Education for outstanding performance in the June 2017 examination series. The award recognises the highest achievers in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, and Cambridge International AS Level qualifications. Forty-six students also achieved ‘Top in Country’ award in these qualification criteria.

These performers were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at an award giving ceremony held at International Convention City Bashundhara on 20 January 2018.

The ceremony was attended by Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Honourable Speaker of Parliament as the chief guest. Barbara Wickham, Country Director of the British Council in Bangladesh, Andrew Coombe, Deputy Director, Marketing, Communications and Customer, and Satyajit Sarkar, Manager, East India and Wider South Asia, Cambridge Assessment International Education also attended the event.

Honourable Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP applauded the efforts of the awardees, their parents, teachers, and school principals for reaching another milestone. Cambridge Assessment International Education and the performance of Bangladeshi students in it is an indicator of the country’s progress in education. Dr Chaudhury also expressed the achievement to be a stairway to access a world of opportunity both in-country and abroad and commended the achievers for paving the way to tomorrow, representing and advocating for Bangladesh.

Barbara Wickham voiced that this achievement is not an individual success, rather a national one. She addressed the awardees saying, “You are the representatives of the best students in the English medium education sector who are very competitive in nature. You are the present and will shape the future of this country.”

Andrew Coombe stated “Over the past decade, Cambridge qualifications have grown in stature and popularity in Bangladesh. It gives us immense pleasure to see learners across Bangladesh successfully exhibit their passion to succeed. We would also like to thank the teachers who have equipped students to take ownership of their learning as they address challenges that they are likely to face in the future.”

Satyajit Sarkar expressed that the objective of Cambridge programmes is to instill, develop and assess all aspects of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills required to prepare students for the future.

“It brings us great joy to witness the achievements of these extremely talented young learners, which was backed by the efforts of their teachers and the support of their parents. These students can now prepare for the next level of their education since the qualifications they have gained are accepted by leading universities worldwide” – he said.

Notes to Editor

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Arshia Aziz, Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council.


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