Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani student, Hunain Zia, has broken the current world record by securing a total of 66 As in his International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).


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Zia who hails from Multan announced his remarkable achievement on his Facebook page.

His subjects spanned both the humanities and sciences.

“In January, when I first uploaded my result of 42 A, people frequently asked me the reason I gave so many subjects.Today is maybe the best opportunity to cite the story that has never surfaced before. I was a normal student till last year with only 12 A and A Stars and a normal number of subjects ahead. On the 5 of April last year, however, I lost my best friend due to circumstances. It was a great shock and that left in me a feeling of not being capable enough.”

According to his website, Zia has made several world records:

  • Maximum appearances in one session (27 days), 45 subjects, 154 papers
  • Highest hours of constant examinations (19)
  • Most A*/A/a grades in one session
  • Most A*/A/a grades in one year
  • Most hours of constant examination
  • Overall 42 A*/A/a grades

Drawing inspiration from his achievements, optimistic Zia also aims to make efforts for free education.

“I announce that within the next 4 years IA, we will start 4 major and 3 minor projects in Pakistan designed to help every stratum of the society. A free education and youth support are our two main aims,” Zia announced.