Another Pride of Pakistan, Syed Waqar Ali Shan won a silver medal at the international Mathematical Olympiad, which was held over two weeks in an Argentinean town Mar del Plata. Syed Waqt is an A-Level student of Pak-Turk International School, Karachi who competed with about 550 student from 96 countries around the world.
A batch of five students was selected from a mass of thousands of studentswho had participated in the Nationa Science contest of HEC. Among them seventy five students were selected who were then given two weeks training in Lahore.Further tests were conducted, selected 40 followed by 20 and final at last ten.HEC has also got the four other students who participated with special awards.They are:
1.Usama zaid Malik of Elite International School,Islamabad.
2.Azian Shaukat of Sadiq Public School,Bhawalpur.
3.Huma Sighat of Hamza Army Public School/College Rawalpindi.
4.Dilsher Ahmad of International School of Choueifat,Faisal Town, Lahore.
Facts:The team was led by Prof. Dr Barbu Berceanu, a foreign faculty member of Abdus School of Mathematical Sciences of GCU, Lahore and DR Ahmad Mahmood Qureshi of FCC University, Lahore.