Every year the British Council administers thousands of Cambridge school exams across Bangladesh, and every year many Bangladeshi students excel in their exam results. To celebrate this, the British Council & Cambridge International Exams jointly collaborated to formally recognise these excellent students by holding the “Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2014” at Amari Dhaka.
Ms Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, the Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Other notable guests were Mr. Robert Gibson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Ms. Janet Morris, Director, International Network - Cambridge International Examinations, Mr. Steve Adams, Regional Director of Examinations, South Asia, British Council and Mr. Deep Adhikari, Director, Examinations Services Bangladesh, British Council. The respectable guests delivered speeches and later on handed over awards to the outstanding candidates.
A total of 49 learners received awards for exceptional performances in their Cambridge examinations, including nine learners who achieved the highest marks in the world and 31 learners who attained the highest marks in Bangladesh in a single subject. The awards also celebrated the achievements of those learners who have been recognized 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. The winning learners out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat examinations in Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level. Apart from the awardees, many school principals, teachers, parents and family members from all over the country were also present at the ceremony.