Saturday 14 December 2019


Cambridge International has conferred an impressive 82 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards on Bangladesh students. The global awards celebrate the highest performing students from over 40 countries in qualifications recognised around the world by leading universities and employers. Every year nearly a million students worldwide study courses organised by Cambridge International, which has been providing international exams for more than 160 years. Students from schools across the country were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at an awards ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center on 14 December 2019 which is jointly hosted by Cambridge International and the British Council.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of HE Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh. Among others Tom Miscioscia, Director, British Council, Zunayed Ahmed, Director Operations Examinations, British Council, Thomas Kendon, Deputy Director, Regional Development, Cambridge International; Satyajit Sarkar, Acting Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International, Shahin Reza, Country Manager, Cambridge International and Farin Islam, Head of Strategic Partnership, BRAC and an alumnus from Chittagong Grammar School were also present in the event.

In total, 70 students in Bangladesh have received the prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for their exceptional performance in Cambridge exams in 2018-2019. The awards recognise success in four categories – ‘Top in the World’, ‘Top in Country’, ‘High Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Across’.

In total, 21 students across Bangladesh have won ‘Top in the World’ awards, meaning that they achieved the highest mark in the world in a particular subject. Out of these 21 winners, 15 students have won the award for their outstanding performance in maths. The students have achieved the awards in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS and A Level qualification.

HE Robert Chatterton Dickson said, “The British Council is doing exemplary work in delivering international exams maintaining strict quality and compliance which is commendable. British Council has been playing an exemplary role in creating opportunities that help transform the lives of young people across Bangladesh and connect them to the best education and culture that the UK has to offer.” 

“This year’s performance of Bangladeshi students itself is an indicator of the country’s progress in education. I strongly believe that this success will act as a stairway to access a world of opportunity both in-country and abroad and will pave the way to a brighter tomorrow for Bangladesh.”, said Tom Miscioscia. 

Satyajit Sarkar, Acting Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International stated, “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners for their endless efforts. We are thrilled by their exceptional performance. As well as excelling in STEM subjects, the students have also performed extremely well in accounting, law and art & design subjects.”


Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

Arshia Aziz, Director Marketing, British Council Bangladesh


Shahin Reza

Country Manager, Cambridge International, Bangladesh


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Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge. Our Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.  Cambridge International is the short name of Cambridge Assessment International Education. Learn more! Visit