CAMBRIDGE OUTSTANDING AWARD
VOL. 04, NO. 20, Apr 08 2011 (Chaitra 25, 2067)
More Nepalese students are coming out on top of the Cambridge examination results and earning Nepal an international repute
By A CORRESPONDENT
These schools had reasons to rejoice. Rato Bangla, Chelsea International Academy, ACE College of Management, King’s College, Trinity International, Malpi Institute and Malpi International College saw their students securing excellent marks in the University of Cambridge International Examinations, A level and AS level.
Dozens more, Budhanilkantha School, the British School, GEMS Institute of Higher Education, Saipal Academy, A. J. Wild Institute of Advanced Studies and Rupy’s international School also secured various positions.
According to a press release of the British Council and the University of Cambridge International, this year, three students from Nepal obtained the highest marks in the world and they received the prestigious top world award. Importantly, 30 learners received awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including three world toppers and 26 learners who attained the highest marks in Nepal in single subjects which are not so widely taken. Furthermore, learners have achieved the total highest mark in Nepal in a single subject.
Additionally, learners were recognized for High Achievement based on the outstanding performance in subjects which are not so widely taken. Furthermore, learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects will celebrate their achievements. The winning learners out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat examinations in Cambridge International AS and A Level subjects. So it is a tremendous achievement.
University of Cambridge International Examinations and British Council announced the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, Nepal. The awards celebrated the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Nepal in June and November 2010 Cambridge Examination Sessions.
Vice president of Nepal Parmanand Jha, British Council Country Director Dr. Roberto Monro and Cambridge International Examination Regional representative Andrew Sortwell presented the awards to the students of various categories. President of Cambridge Educators’ Association in Nepal (CEAN) Sudhir Kumar Jha gave a vote of thanks.
Ingroj Shrestha of Kathmandu Academy was the top in the world in Mathematics. Similarly, Byanjana Thapa of Rato Bangla School secured top in the world in Language and Literature in English in June session. Shitoshana Nepal of Rato Bangla School secured top in the world in General Paper in November.
Ujawal Paudel of Chelsea International Academy topped Nepal in Accounting, Economics and Mathematics. Mukesh Ghimire of Chelsea was best across four Cambridge Intentional AS level and secured first place in Nepal.
Likewise, Akash Kumar Gupta of Ace Institute of Management secured top position in Nepal in accounting in June session. Amigo Khadka of Malpi Institute was top in Nepal in business studies in June 2010 examination.
Sidhartha Moktan of Malpi International also secured top in Nepal in sociology in June 2010 examinations. Budhanilkantha School, Trinity International College, King’s College, British School, GEMS Institute of Higher Education and British Council’s students also secured highest mark.
By supporting to organize the program, Cambridge Educators Association in Nepal (CEAN) has helped to recognize Nepalese students’ achievement made in international examinations.
Our Youths Are Producing World Class Results
By Sudhir Kumar Jha
I feel really proud to be amidst a group of extraordinary achievers of the country. Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the young achievers for their splendid performance in the final examination of A-Levels. I would also like to congratulate and thank their teachers, parents and schools. My sincere regards to the Cambridge International Examination Board and the British Council, Nepal.
I understand we are here to celebrate but I would also like to share a little thought about education. I feel education is a critical determinant of the country's overall transformation which ensures progress in all the spheres of life. No doubt, it should be equitable, efficient, research based and practical.
Hence, teachers should help children learn that inward and personal growth is directly linked to the outward development of one's surrounding. Further, school administrators, should build the schools where each individual's progress is linked to the collective good, thus discovering the key to widespread social development of the country. And whatever happens in our classroom today will reflect in the larger society tomorrow.
I believe that Cambridge GCE A-Level has been able to cater to the need of global system of education in local context. The University of Cambridge has been ranked the world's top university in the 2010 university rankings league table created by QS, a global career and education network. The University has produced the highest number of Nobel Prize Winners of Science till date. Institutions affiliated to University of Cambridge here in Nepal are trying their best to make the whole learning much more interactive, collaborative and experiential to prove excellence in education.
Moving on to CEAN, it believes in positive interaction. Several motivating and self-help programs are being conducted at regular intervals. This year also we conducted trainings for teachers in ten different subjects. Many extracurricular events took place last week itself. We are further planning to have trainings for fresh teachers as well. Similarly, we are also thinking to conduct workshops for counselors, coordinators, administrators and principals in the near future. The second issue of CEAN Newsletter is with you. CEAN feels the need of Nepal Studies as a paper AS-level and wants to contribute for it as demanded by CIE and BC.
It is a great pride for us that our young minds have been able to produce world class results and it is not for the first time. This clearly indicates that our students are equally capable to compete in the global arena. Students, who in this early age can achieve this, are obviously going to be an asset for the nation tomorrow. I would therefore like to urge them to think and use their expertise for the overall development of the nation in the days to come.
(Jha is a president of Cambridge Educators Association Nepal and Principle of Chelsea International Academy.)