British Council

Eight Bangladeshi students have been awarded the ‘Top in World’ award from Cambridge Assessment International Education for outstanding performance in the June 2017 examination series. The award recognises the highest achievers in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, and Cambridge International AS Level qualifications. Forty-six students also achieved ‘Top in Country’ award in these qualification criteria.These performers were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at ‘Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award’ ceremony held at International Convention City Bashundhara on 20 January 2018.

The ceremony was attended by Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Honourable Speaker of Parliament, Govt. of People’s Republic of Bangladesh as the chief guest. Barbara Wickham, Director Bangladesh, British Council.  Andrew Coombe, Deputy Director, Marketing, Communications and Customer, and Satyajit Sarkar, Manager, East India and Wider South Asia, Cambridge Assessment International Education also attended the event.

Honourable Speaker, Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP applauded the efforts of the awardees, their parents, teachers, and school principals for reaching another milestone. Cambridge Assessment International Education and the performance of Bangladeshi students in it is an indicator of the country’s progress in education. Dr Chaudhury further expressed the achievement to be a stairway to access a world of opportunity both in-country and abroad and commended the achievers for paving the way to tomorrow, representing and advocating for Bangladesh.

Barbara Wickham voiced that this achievement is not an individual success, rather a national one. She addressed the awardees saying, “You are the representatives of the best students in the English medium education sector who are very competitive in nature".

“These students can now prepare for the next level of their education since the qualifications they have gained are accepted by leading universities worldwide,” said by Satyajit Sarker.

Joint educational programmes by the British Council and Cambridge aim to improve creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving aptitude of young learners to prepare them for the future while helping students to explore international opportunities.