Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications. In association with the British Council, Bangladesh, Cambridge International Examinations awarded winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards through a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Dhaka on 6 March 2016. The awards celebrated outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Bangladesh who sat for the November 2014 and June 2015 Cambridge examination series.
Esteemed guests at the event included HE Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Barbara Wickham, Director of the British Council, Bangladesh, Guy Chapman, Deputy Director, International Network, Cambridge International Education, Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations and Martin Lowder, Head of Client Relations of the British Council. Professor AKM Saiful Majid, Director of the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Dhaka, was also present at the event as the chief guest.
This year, 22 Cambridge learners achieved the highest marks in the world in Cambridge International AS, A Level and O Level subjects. In total, 29 learners attained the highest marks in Bangladesh in a single subject. These students excelled in a diverse range of subjects including Maths, Chemistry and Economics. The awards also celebrated the achievements of those learners who have been recognised for ‘High Achievement’ based on outstanding performance in subjects which are not yet so widely taken in Bangladesh and learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects.
Martin Lowder, Head, Client Relations, British Council said, “I am so happy to be able to attend the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards for the first time in Bangladesh and to congratulate the students, parents and teachers face to face.”
Mr Guy Chapman, Deputy Director - International Network, Cambridge International Examinations said, "It is a proud moment for us to celebrate our outstanding learners from across Bangladesh. Our programmes are designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in education and life so I am delighted to recognise so many great achievements today."