Thirty-eight students in Nepal have won Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for their exceptional performance in the June 2017 and November 2017 Cambridge exam series.
According to a press release issued by The British Council and Cambridge Assessment International Education, the students from schools across Nepal were congratulated at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony, supported by the British Council, on 6 April 2018 at the Himalayan Hotel, Patan, Nepal. The ceremony was attended by Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director (South Asia), Cambridge International, Satyajit Sarkar, Manager Nepal and Bangladesh, Cambridge International, Alison McEwen – Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy and representatives of the British Council.
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International, said “We are thrilled to see students across Nepal exhibit their desire for learning and accomplish their goals. These remarkable results in Cambridge examinations would not have been achieved without the efforts and devotion of teachers and constant support from the families of these students. Congratulations to all the students and we wish them all the luck for their future endeavors.”
Jim O'Neill, Country Exams Manager at British Council Nepal, said “The successes we have celebrated this year are a great credit to the students and their families, to their school teachers and academic management staff. There is room in a healthy education sector for a variety of providers and for study option in both local and foreign curriculum. The Awards announced today are testimony to the quality of the Cambridge International A Level Programme and its value to Nepal education sector. As British Council moves towards its 60th year in Nepal, opening access to UK qualifications remains a genuine highlight of our work.”
Cambridge International, with the support of British Council Nepal, is also working to create a new support network for Cambridge schools in Nepal. The inaugural Cambridge School Community meet took place on 6 April, after the awards ceremony. It provided a reflective space where representatives from schools and Cambridge International could collaborate and share ideas.
The Nepal students who were awarded by Cambridge International are:
Top in the World
Qualification: International AS Level
Series: June & November 2017
Name: Bishrut Bhattarai
School Name: Chelsea International Academy
Syllabus: English Language
Name: Saudamini Sigdel
Subject: Language & Literature in English
Name: Sashank Silwal
School Name: Rato Bangala School
Name: Simeel Angdembe
School Name: Kaasthamandap A Level Academy
Syllabus: General Paper (International)