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48 Bangladeshi students win Cambridge ‘Top in World’ awards
Dhaka, Dec 8 : Forty-eight Bangladeshi students have won ‘Top in the World’ awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge International) for their exceptional performance in the June 2018 Cambridge examination series.
Students from schools across the country were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at an awards ceremony at International Convention City, Bashundhara on Saturday which is jointly hosted by Cambridge International and the British Council, Bangladesh.
The forty-eight ‘Top in the World’ award winners came from 13 schools in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has also seen a significant increase in the total number of winners and awards compared to the previous year.
The students achieved the highest marks in the world in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.
Thirty-five students also achieved ‘Top in Country’ awards across these qualifications. In total, 98 students in Bangladesh received Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Chairperson, BRAC, attended the function as the chief guest and Kanbar Hossein-Bor, British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh, as a special guest.
Among others, Andrew Newton, Acting Director, British Council; Sebastian Pearce, Director Examinations, British Council; Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International; Satyajit Sarkar, Manager, East India, Bangladesh & Nepal, Cambridge International; and Shahin Reza, Country Manager, Cambridge International; were present.
Sebastian Pearce gave the welcome speech followed by a cultural performance by Sunnydale Students.
Khondokar Tamkin Saqir delivered speech representing the students.