Exceptional performance: 90 high-achieving CIE students to get awards

Eight students obtain highest marks in the world while 20 top in Pakistan


Our Correspondent February 21, 2017
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LAHORE: Over 90 students in Punjab will receive awards for exceptional performance in the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) June 2016. The high-achievers include eight who achieved the highest marks in the world and 20 who obtained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject.

The CIE announced a list of winners for its Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for Punjab Pakistan on Monday. The awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Pakistan in the June 2016 Cambridge examination series.

“The awards also celebrate 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 Pakistan, and learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects. The winning learners outperformed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat Cambridge O-Levels, IGCSEs and International AS- & A-Level,” the CIE statement read.

CIE Pakistan Country Director Uzma Yousuf said: “I am very proud of the achievements of Cambridge students in Pakistan. Congratulations on your outstanding exam results. I would also like to congratulate all the teachers who have worked so hard to help you achieve such success, and your parents who supported you. Cambridge qualifications open up so many opportunities in life, and I wish you all the best as you take your next steps.”

Many schools will be hosting individual awards ceremonies to celebrate their learners’ achievements. These outstanding results will be recognised by employers and universities around the world as proof of academic excellence, the statement added.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2017.

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