KARACHI: Up to 21 candidates from Sindh and Balochistan have grabbed worldwide top positions in different subjects of the June 2018 Cambridge Examinations.
The winning students outperformed thousands of candidates who sat Cambridge O Levels, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Levels around the world.
The Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) released the names of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award (OCLA) winners in Pakistan, showing that a total of 75 students in Sindh and Balochistan performed exceptionally in the examinations, while 21 students attained the highest marks in the world and 11 students attained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject.
The awards celebrate the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge International places learners at the centre of its international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking, according to a press release by the Cambridge.
Also, 82 learners in Punjab grabbed 93 awards for exceptional performance, including 18 learners winning positions in the world and 16 among the highest marks achievers in Pakistan in a single subject.
Similarly, 80 learners from North Pakistan will be receiving 97 awards, of them six clinched highest marks in the world and 13 attained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject.
The awards also recognise the achievements of those learners who have been recognised for ‘High Achievement’, based on outstanding performance in subjects which are not yet so widely taken in Pakistan, and learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects.
Cambridge Director Uzma Yousuf congratulated students and their teachers and principals across Pakistan on their outstanding results in the examinations. ”This success defines you not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. We hope that this recognition of your academic success will encourage you in your future education and careers. I wish you every success,” she said.