Wednesday, 05 February 2014

British Council Egypt and the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) were delighted to announce the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Egypt at their annual award ceremony.  The celebration was held under the patronage of the British Ambassador, HMA James Watt, on Tuesday 4 February at the British Ambassador’s residence in Cairo. 

Co-hosted by Dr John Guy, Senior Educational Advisor, Cambridge International Examinations; and Mark Stephens, Director British Council Egypt the ceremony celebrated the academic achievements of secondary school learners in the 2013 Cambridge IGCSE/GCE exams.

 Among the distinguished guests who attended the event were Simon Higgins, Regional Director, MENA, Cambridge International Examinations; Magda Mohyeldin, Regional Business Development Manager, Cambridge International Examinations; staff from leading schools across Egypt; high achieving students and their parents

 British Ambassador James Watt hailed the outstanding students and said: “This occasion is an example of the high quality cooperation that Britain offers Egypt in the field of education. Developing the skills of the new generation for the challenges of the future is essential. Egyptian young people have shown that they are among the best of the world.”

 55 awards were given to Egyptian students for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including Top in the World Awards, Top in Egypt Awards, and the Moustafa Amr Fayez memorial Award. 

The IGCSE exams were first introduced by the British Council in Egypt in 1990 and attract around 15000 candidates a year from over 100 different schools across Egypt. They represent one part of the wide range of highly distinguished educational systems and programmes offered by the British Council in Egypt in cooperation with Cambridge International Examinations and the Ministry of Education.

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For further information please contact:

Rose marie Gad, Communication Manager, British Council Egypt

Tel: +(202) 3344 3076


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