In the joint collaboration with Pearson’s largest qualification brand ‘Edexcel’, the British Council organised the Edexcel High Achievers’ Awards Ceremony 2016 at the Hall of Fame, Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Dhaka on 18 February 2017. The ceremony was accompanied by nearly 1200 students, principals, teachers, parents and distinguished guests who have witnessed young Bangladeshi achievers prove their mettle in standing tall among the multitude.
The ceremony honoured 566 awardees this year who received Edexcel awards in four different categories. There were 385 students who received awards for obtaining seven A grades and above in one sitting and eight A grades and more in two sittings in International GCSE, 82 students received awards for obtaining four A grades and above in one sitting in GCE A Levels and 51 students who achieved the world highest and country highest marks in individual subjects. There were 48 junior students who received special awards for achieving excellent results in their junior level test called PLSC (Primary and Lower Secondary Curriculum).
Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, graced the occasion as the chief guest. HE Allison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Derek Richardson, Director of Qualification Development, Assessment and Awarding, Pearson UK, Harish Doraiswamy, Vice President, Pearson India, Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, British Council and Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations, British Council. The British High Commissioner said, “I am pleased to note that Edexcel offers a truly British qualification approved by the British government and recognised globally. I also greatly value the continuing strong educational relationship between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh."
Deep Adhikari said, “The British Council, Bangladesh is delighted to continue the strong association with Edexcel to ensure and secure administration of examinations. He will continue to support schools, teachers and candidates in preparing for the examinations so that Edexcel qualifications continue to open doors for the young people for Bangladesh."