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Karachi Girl Won Bronze Medal in International Chemistry Olympiad

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A Pakistani girl has made the whole nation proud by winning the bronze medal in an international competition of chemistry. Maaha Ayub, an A-Levels student at Lyceum School Karachi, won the competition. She got the medal for Pakistan in the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad in Bangkok, Thailand.

Its website says that IChO is an annual competition for the world’s most talented chemistry students at the secondary school level. Photo competition celebrates Pak-UK shared heritage.

It adds Nations send a team of four students who are tested on their chemistry knowledge and skills in a five-hour laboratory practical also five-hour written theoretical examination around the world.

Mahaa Made it Through Hundreds of the Global Participants

From July 6 to 15 the competition event was held from this year after which the results were announced. Maaha was one in hundreds of girls, who had gathered from across the globe, to win the bronze for Pakistan.

It was in 1968 that this competition began taking place. It was first time held in Prague. Speaking to The Express Tribune, the student said she was sent by the Higher Education Commission and the Institute of Chemistry to the competition after they conducted a test. In the test, there were hundreds of students participated. Maaha had been selected among others.

Competition Helped Fostering Many International Friendships

She recalled her experience and said “The competition was more than just exams. It was an opportunity for all of us to interact with people from different countries and cultures,”

Maaha added, “The experience was an amazing one and helped foster many international friendships, and promoted a positive image of Pakistan worldwide,”

Maaha advised other students to take this on themselves to participate in such events and competitions and make the country proud.

She said that “I would like to take this opportunity to encourage every science student to participate in this as the opportunity to represent Pakistan on a global level is a huge one and everyone should at least give it a try,”


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