LAHORE - Up to 38 candidates from Pakistan have won Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards all over the world in the Cambridge Assessment International Education. Of them, 12 are from Sindh and Balochistan, 20 from Punjab, and six from North Pakistan.

In a press release, the Cambridge Assessment International Education said awards celebrated the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Pakistan in the June 2017 Cambridge examination series.

Many schools will be hosting individual awards ceremonies to celebrate their learners’ achievements.

Overall, 80 learners in Sindh and Balochistan will receive awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including 13 learners who attained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject.

Similarly, over 80 learners in North Pakistan will receive awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including 11 learners with the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject. Over 90 learners in Punjab will receive awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including 16 learners who attained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject. The press release said the ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards’ programme celebrated the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world.

Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.

The awards also celebrate 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. The winning learners out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat Cambridge O Levels, Cambridge IGCSEs and Cambridge International AS & A Levels.

Uzma Yousuf, country director of Pakistan, said: “I am very proud of the achievements of Cambridge students in Pakistan. Congratulations on your outstanding exam results. I would also like to congratulate all the teachers and schools who have worked so hard to help you achieve such success, and your parents who supported you. Cambridge qualifications open up so many opportunities in life, and I wish you all the best as you take your next steps.”