RAK, UAE: A student from the Ras Al Khaimah Academy School has managed to secure the first position in the Cambridge international advanced level math test.
Raj Arvind Dhakan, 17, won the advanced level test organised by the UK-based Cambridge University on an annual basis.
“The Grade 12 Indian student has passed the most complicated tests, which are more difficult than the regular or general mathematics,” said Youssef El Achkar, board chairman, RAK Academy School.
The same prodigy had come first in the specialised biology tests organised by the Cambridge University in the UAE before, he added. “He is a hard-working student.”
Ross Hall, executive principal of the RAK Academy, said they give more attention to gifted students in all grades. “We are running an integrated plan and special programme for gifted students.
“Raj’s achievement is the fruit of a relentless and dedicated teamwork from the entire RAK academy teaching and administrative competent cadres, let alone parents.”
Ian Campbell, the principal of RAK Academy, said three other students have ranked first in the national examinations in Grade- 3, 5, 7, and 9. “The results of these tests have been announced recently.”
Founded in 1975 and established under the royal patronage of His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the RAK Academy is one of the oldest and largest international schools in the country.
“However, we remain firmly focused on the individual progress and happiness of each and every one of our students, in line with our relentless pursuit of excellence, to promote the success of all enrolled children within a friendly and purposeful learning environment.”
© Khaleej TimesJan 2017