A Pakistani student, namely Abu Hifz, has won a Gold Medal in a Mathematics exam in the International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) by the Australian University of New South Wales.
Students from 16 countries participated in the competition, and Pakistan’s Abu Hifz secured the first position.
Abu Hifz is a student of seventh class in Bhabra Higher Secondary Government School Tehsil Kot Momin.
I reached at this stage because of the support from my teachers and the prayers of my parents. I have brightened the name of my country and I thank Allah for all this, said Abu Hifz while talking to Dunya Tv.
It is a great pleasure for the people in our country that Pakistani students are not lesser talented than any other student in the world. There are many genius children in our country, and Abu Hifz has proved it. However, examples such as Abu Hifz are exceptional cases; there is a dire need to fix the real issues that are haunting our education system. Only then we can produce such student in abundance.
The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students.
The assessments comprise eight Digital Technologies tests, eleven English tests, eleven Maths tests, eleven Science tests, six Spelling tests and ten Writing tests.