Taxila boy sets world record, scores 28 A's in O levels

Syed Zohaib Asad set a new world record for Pakistan by achieving 28 A’s in O-level examinations.


Express August 29, 2011

A Pakistani student from Beaconhouse has set a new world record by achieving 28 A’s in the University of Cambridge’s O-level examinations.

Nineteen-year-old Syed Zohaib Asad who belongs to Wah Cantonment in Taxilla aced in subjects like world geography and travel tourism in Pakistan.

He had to gather content all by himself, given the reason that these subjects were unique and are not covered well.

Zohaib expressed his concern for Pakistan and said that he’s worried about the rough phase that Pakistan is going through.

But Zohaib is hopeful and holds a belief that the country can be steered out of crisis through hardwork and honesty.
"I see the problems of Pakistan in line with the political scenario, the economic condition and educational structure. I aspire to contribute in the economic sector and will join the ministry of finance one day."

Zohaib’s father Syed Asad Ali said that he is grateful to Zohaib’s teachers who taught him devotedly.
"It’s a pleasure for me that he has done a great job, not just for our family, Pakistan but the whole Muslim community."

He further said that Zohaib is going to Canada for pursuing higher studies with an aim of doing something big for his nation when he returns.

Last year, a student in Islamabad, Ibrahim Shahid, had set the previous world record by scoring 23 As in Cambridge O level exams. Shahid, a student of a private school in Islamabad, sat for 24 subjects and scored 23 As.

COMMENTS (101)

To all the Haters !!! | 10 years ago | Reply

It is a WORLD RECORD !!! It does not matter that he's 19. I did my "O" Levels when I was 17 and managed to get 2 A's out of 5 subjects that I took. Once again .... it's a world record. If you think you can do better ... then lets see you beat his record. If you can't ..... then hush up ... please !!!

kelly Tan | 10 years ago | Reply

What are the subjects that he took?

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