Bhakkar secures top position in schools competition

First 15 prizes were secured by Bhakkar in the International School Awards


Ikram Paracha December 06, 2019
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DARYA KHAN: Among the 300 schools of Punjab, Bhakkar district has secured first 15 prizes in the International School Awards (ISA) held in Faisalabad.

Education CEO Mian Riaz Ahmad, Government Girls’ Elementary School (GGESASM) Principal Farah Batool, ISA Coordinator Faiza Waheed , Naheed Kosar and head and coordinators of other schools were also granted awards and certificates.

Former Bhakkar Deputy Commissioner (DC) Waqas Rasheed said Bhakkar was the first district in which this project was initiated.

Former assistant commissioner Asad Chandia said this award was the fruit of the hard work of the schools administration. Ex deputy district education officer Rehaana Jabeen said the district has so many gems.

Speaking on the occasion, GGESASM Principal Batool said the school competed in educational activities with 30 different schools. “Seven types of different educational activities were part of the competition with International schools from Russia, Serbia, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and 16 others,” she said. Moreover, national schools from Gojra, Lahore, Karachi, Azad Kashmir, Rahim Yar Khan, Okara, Sargodha, Islamabad, Khushab and 14 others were also included.

She maintained that in these activities more than 300 students from class 2 to 8 participated. “These types of programs must be arranged occasionally as these educational activities create interest in students and they take active part in them,” said Batool.

She said it was the hard work of ISA coordinators and teachers who worked day and night with students and succeeded.

“This experience taught us not only international languages but we have learned alot during this whole process,” said ISA Coordinator Waheed.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2019.

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