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Yet another success story

It was not a highly publicized award ceremony, nor was it a highlighted reality show, it was a simple note of appreciation of a young girl's hard work and success. Mashrura Mustabshira Eshaba had big dreams and the necessary determination, which finally led to the extraordinary success of being the highest scorer from Bangladesh in the Ordinary Level examinations under the University of Cambridge.

It was her family that always encouraged Eshaba to study hard and attain perfection. “My parents were not satisfied with the fact that I got all A's, until they received the letter from University of Cambridge International Examinations which changed my life forever- I couldn't believe that I was the highest scorer in the country this year!” said an ecstatic Eshaba.

The Regional Director of South Asia Mark Bartholomew from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) came in person to honor Eshaba. A small award giving ceremony took place in the Manarat School premises in Gulshan. The ceremony commenced with a welcome speech from the proud Principal Mr. Shariful Alam. Later on, Mr. Bartholomew praised the improvement of the students in terms of the grades achieved. “It was three years back when I last visited Manarat. I am glad to see the progress it has made over the years and this certainly shows the hard work of the management and the teachers of the school.

What makes this achievement special is not only the fact that Manarat has the highest scoring candidate in the country, but also that Manarat has the highest pass rate in Dhaka! As for Eshaba, she has certainly made her way to great heights of success!”

The success of candidates like Eshaba has been greatly due to the range of facilities provided by the CIE.

These include interactive teaching ideas, the innovative Teacher Support Site, video clippings for class use and much more. “The classes I attended were always filled with projects and discussions. We also had laboratory facilities for experiments which made lessons fun!” added Eshaba.

Eshaba was awarded a pile of Advanced Level Cambridge books as a gesture of appreciation from CIE. “These books are certainly going to help me in my A'Levels. I intend to pursue my education in Architecture and make my parents' dream come true. Above all I want to thank Allah for this success.”

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