Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2016
Sunday 27 November 2016

The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards programme celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. The British Council and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) organised ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2016’ to formally recognise students for their exceptional performance in the June 2016 Cambridge examination series on 27 November 2016 in Dhaka. Thirteen students were awarded ‘Top in the world’ awards. These students achieved the highest marks in the world in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications. 31 students also achieved ‘Top in Country’ awards across these qualifications.

The awards ceremony was graced by Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the National Parliament; Mark Clayton, Acting High Commissioner, British High Commission; Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, British Council, Bangladesh; Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations, British Council, Bangladesh; Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations; Suzy Chowdhury, Country Manager Bangladesh and Nepal, Cambridge International Examinations; and other British Council representatives. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said, “It is a pleasure to be amongst the highest achievers. The human resource in Bangladesh is one of our areas of strength. The huge population of youth in our country is also very talented, and we must ensure that we nurture them properly so that they can serve our country as members of the workforce.”

Mark Clayton, Acting High Commissioner, British High Commission said, “The British Council creates educational and cultural opportunities among people of other countries and the UK and our partnership with CIE in the area of delivering UK qualifications is a vital aspect in building cultural relations in Bangladesh. The contribution of all the schools and institutions which help their students obtain the UK qualifications are also crucial in building strong bonds between Bangladesh and the UK in the education sector.
Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations, British Council, Bangladesh, said, “Over the years, we have observed some highly talented students emerging from Bangladesh. This year, the extraordinary results achieved by students in Bangladesh are no different. We, at the British Council, always strive to support the talents in Bangladesh through our comprehensive services, and we thank CIE for their support to the students."
Congratulations to all the young achievers and future builders of the country!