The high-achievers’ of Roots School System Defence Housing Authority (DHA-1) campus celebrated their accomplishments together with parents, members of the diplomatic community and educationists at the convocation here on Tuesday, said a press release.
It was overwhelming to hear the life altering stories of students like Faraz Kaiser, who at just 12 years of age set another record by obtaining 5 straight As in the A-level Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Earlier, he had obtained straight 8 As at the age of 11 in the O-Levels exams.
Roots students have received a collective scholarship amount of approximately Rs2 billion for four years of undergraduate study.
Waleed Khan, an A -Levels final year student with a physical disability received multiple admission offers from top Ivy League universities for its engineering programme on 100 per cent scholarship.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, “I entered Roots fearing my future. But Roots motivated me to use my disability to my advantage and prepared me for the challenges.”
Mansoor, father of Sana Mansoor remarked, “I can never in my lifetime save up the amount that my daughter has received to graduate in Business Studies at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi.”
Other students who attained outstanding results were also awarded shields and certificates.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his message, read out to the students, congratulated the school management for nuturing the talented students who have brought laurels to the country with their outstanding achievements.”
Minister of State for Education Balighur Rehman and Senator Mushahid Hussain also attended the event.
The ceremony concluded with a dance performance by the students.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2014.