Pakistani student scores gold at international math competition

A total of 180 teams belonging to 17 countries from around the world competed at the event

News Desk March 01, 2018
Syed Jaffar Raza wins a gold medal in a global maths competition. PHOTO COURTESY: GULF NEWS

Lahore-based math prodigy Syed Jaffar Raza has scored a gold medal at an international math competition.

Raza, an exceptional student, was one of six Pakistani students who won laurels at the international competition. The event was organised at Bangkok’s Pan-Asia International School.

Over 600 students participated in the competition. 180 teams from 17 countries competed at the event.

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PakTurk International School students brought home seven medals altogether. These include three silver and three bronze medals in addition to Raza’s gold. The students were accompanied by vice-principal Khalid Zeeshan.

The school administration congratulated parents, teachers and the students on the accomplishment.

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“The global competition has highlighted Pakistani students' talent. It has also presented them a chance to excel," math teacher Zehra Nayyar said.

Previously, Jamshoro’s Rajneesh Bhatti also scored gold at the event. The international competition is organised to promote excellence in maths and critical thinking.

This article originally appeared on Gulf News