4:53 pm - Tuesday May 24, 4478

Bangladesh IGCSE toppers honored

Four students who sat for the IGCSE 2013 examination at the BangladeshInternationalSchool (English Section) have produced commendable results.

Fahim Masum, obtained the first place in Saudi Arabia across eight IGCSEs exam in June 2013, while Afnan Shahid, obtained the joint second place in Saudi Arabia across nine IGCSEs.

Fahim Masum

Tasnim Kamal Ana, obtained the highest marks in Saudi Arabia for Physics and Rahma Mirza obtained the highest marks in Riyadh for Accounting, reports Arab News.

Karim Reza, the school principal said that Fahim Masum had also gained the highest marks in Riyadh in English as a Second Language.

The IGCSE examination is conducted worldwide by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

“This is a unique achievement and the whole school is delighted at this marvelous performance,” the principal said.

“We are proud of these students who have brought credit not only to the school but to the whole of Saudi Arabia and to their motherland,” he added.

Congratulating Fahim Masum for his brilliant performance, Bangladesh Ambassador Mohamed Shahidul Islam said Fahim is thankful to his parents and teachers for playing their part in his academic performance.

Fahim’s father A.K.M. Masum is a satellite engineer at Media Gates Group in Riyadh. He has two sons and hails from Bogra in Bangladesh.

The school has 1,700 students on roll and over 100 teachers on its staff. It follows the British Curriculum and is accredited by the University of Cambridge for IGCSE Examinations and by Edexcel London for GCE Advanced-Level Examinations.

“We have achieved an above 90 percent success rate in EdExcel and IGCSE examinations conducted by Cambridge University,” said Reza , adding that most of the former students of the school are currently pursuing higher studies in universities and colleges in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Bangladesh.