Islamabad’s Brightest Younglings

Islambad%27s%20Brightest.jpgNine Pakistani students were world toppers in different A Level’s subjects under the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Among them was Fahad Mahmood of City School, Islamabad, who scooped two prizes.

Fahad took the honours in Thinking Skills and Physics to emerge as the world topper. He also received an award for topping chemistry in Pakistan. His proud mother collected the awards on his behalf to a thunderous applause from parents and students. Simon Lebus, Cambridge Assessment group chief executive, and Ms Jo Bakowski, the British Council director, gave away certificates and prizes to the High Achievers.

The students who topped the world in the O Level from the Islamabad region were Ali Moeen Nawazish in Computer Science (St Mary’s Academy, Rawalpindi), Alyna Ahmed in English Literature (Khaldunia High School, Islamabad), Farhan Shaukat in Mathematics Syllabus-D (St Mary’s Academy, Rawalpindi), Myra Ejaz in Economics (Islamabad Prepatory School) and Sameea Najam Butt in History and World Affairs since 1919 (Headstart School, Islamabad).

Fahad was the only A Level student taking world honours from Islamabad. Four of the students in the highest award category are from Lahore and another three from Karachi. Syeda Saba and Zehra Zaidi achieved the highest marks in Islamabad across five Cambridge International A Levels while Hira Yousaf received the award for being best in nine International O Levels.

4 Comments so far

  1. SELF (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    Most of them being girls, is it proof that men have only half the brains? :P

  2. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 2:20 am

    Well we do have half brains? oh wait a minute… do we? huh… I really hope that these sisters go on to become leaders in whatever fields they choose and leverage the knowledge they have gained. Instead of only becoming housewives. They must quantify each milestone of success into economical terms. The nation needs them urgently.

  3. Karela (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 3:06 am

    Just look at their faces,shining with innocent youthful idealism and sense of achievement but alas! many will find later that it takes more than mere grades to succeed in life.My brightest of classmates are now working as accountants or hotel front desk officers for paltry sums while players and roughnecks who hated studies and were allergic to books are earning big bucks in schlumberger or Enron or BT.Such are the ways of real world.You can’t categorise what is success or a successful person.Big applause for the high scorers on giving mom and dad a reason to feel proud.

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    WOW – well done you all you have done us proud NOW all I ask is get your education from every corner of the globe but one day return to Pakistan and defy the Brain Drain trend in our country

    Well Done

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