Bangladesh minister honors top-ranking students
Bangladesh students were urged to be patriotic and loyal to the host country. The country’s Foreign Minister Dipu Moni made the appeal while delivering a speech at the annual graduation ceremony of the Bangladesh International School, English Section (BISES) at the Riyadh Palace Hotel recently.
Twenty-nine students, including 14 boys, graduated from the BISES having completed their higher school certificate.
The minister honored the high scoring students in the IGCSE and Ed Excel examinations with special awards. Rafa Thafsiya Abdeen and Faisal Masoom received awards for their best performance in the two examinations.
Speakers at the ceremony included Mohammed Shahidul Islam, Bangladesh ambassador; Musad bin Mujahid, supervisor of foreign and national education at the Ministry of Edcuation; Mohammed Quamarul Islam, chairman of the school board of management; Moomin Haque Siddiqi, associate consultant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital; and Mohammed Hussein, principal of BISES.
Speaking at the event, Moni urged the students to work for the advancement of their country after completing their higher education.
Mohammed Quamarul Islam outlined the curricular and extracurricular activities of the school. He thanked parents, students and the school’s well-wishers for contributing toward the institution’s development.
BISES has around 1,400 students half of which are girls.
Principal Hussein said that the school has produced excellent results in all board examinations. “A number of our students are studying in foreign universities, while some have enrolled for medicine and engineering at the Al-Faisal University,” he said.
BISES follows the British Curriculum and is accredited by the University of Cambridge for IGCSE Examinations and by Edexcel London for GCE Advanced-Level Examinations. -MD RASOOLDEEN