Two Pakistani female students have scored the highest marks among all exam sitters from around the world. The news came out after ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has announced the pass rates of its latest exam sitting for March 2021.
Sajjeed Aslam, who is the head of ACCA Pakistan, told a local publication: “Whilst Covid-19 continues to be the greatest challenge of our time, our students have made tremendous strides in their ACCA journeys in this latest exam session. We’re particularly proud that ACCA students from Pakistan are consistently making the country proud with their excellent exam performance. We’ll continue to nurture the dreams of our youth by offering them global platforms and exciting career opportunities.”
The ACCA’s March 2021 global prizewinners from Pakistan:
Kahaf has scored the highest marks in the Audit and Assurance paper. Her father is based in Dubai and works as a telecom engineer. She lives here in Karachi with her mother, who has been supporting her throughout. Kahaf told local publishing of how her mother could not continue her education after matric, which is why she is putting all her effort into her to make sure she reaches her full potential. “My mother was unable to continue her education after matric, so she is doing everything that she can to see her daughter realize her full potential and become a source of pride for the family.”
Reasons to choose ACCA: Global recognition, flexibility, and affordability. She said, “I was also impressed by the idea that while pursuing ACCA, you also have the option to earn a BSc from Oxford Brookes and an MSc from the University of London. It’s the best combination one can ask for.”
“We’re not the ones with our wings clipped; we’re already flying high and making a difference. Pakistani women are the future global leaders, and it’s just about the time that the world will see it for themselves,” she said.
Fakiha Maqsood from Faisalabad is a global topper. She has scored the highest marks in the Advanced Taxation paper. She has also achieved the highest marks by any student in Pakistan in the Strategic Business Reporting exam.
Maqsood has many accolades under her belt. She scored the second position in the City, the University of London, for a BSc Hons in accounting and finance after completing her O/A levels from Pakistan. She was previously a national position holder in ACCA’s Financial Management exam and topped Punjab in her A-level exams.
“My father is also a professional accountant, and it’s his integrity, discipline, and composure that made me choose accountancy as a career for myself. Having studied in the UK, I knew the global recognition of ACCA and the limitless opportunities this qualification offers. And that’s why I enrolled myself in ACCA soon after returning to Pakistan,” said Fakiha.
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