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January 31, 2011

BSS college placement programme launched

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January 31, 2011

The launching ceremony of the Beaconhouse College Placement Programme was held at the Beaconhouse School System, Margalla Campus, on Thursday.
Director Cambridge Overseas and Commonwealth Trust Michael O’ Sullivan was the chief guest on the occasion.
Regional Career Counsellor (North) Shamsa Nawaz highlighted details of the college placement programme. “Talent is what we are all born with and talent cannot be taught, but skills can be taught. Discovering the natural talent in students is what Beaconhouse College Placement Programme is all about.
In 2001 Nasreen Kasuri had started a career-counselling programme including financial aid in Cambridge and Oxford schools. 18 A Level programmes are being taught in BSS and over 17,500 students have taken O’ and A’ Level exams in the past 15 years,” she said.
Executive Director BSS Daniya Kasuri said that being a largest network of schools, Beaconhouse has set benchmarks of excellence of private education. BSS students earn laurels from University of Cambridge in their O’ and A’ Level examinations every year before proceeding for higher education to colleges and universities both in Pakistan and overseas. We mark the official launch of the Beaconhouse College Placement Programme with the announcement of exclusive internship programme between Beaconhouse and Dr. Mohammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s Grameen Bank and Yunus Centre.
This summer will see the first six Beaconhouse AS Level students take part in this wonderful opportunity. This 5-week internship programme is the best entrance ticket to the finest schools in the world. The programme will enable these young Beaconiites to experience Dr. Mohammad Yunus’s phenomenal work in poverty alleviation across Bangladesh-Grameen Bank is one of the most inspiring socio-economic development case studies/scenarios in the world.
Ibrahim Shahid, who secured 23 As in GCE exams shared his views as student of BSS. He

said: “Getting 23 As was not easy for me but it was my sheer hard work. Everyone asks me why I did it? And my answer is that I love knowledge and I went for this just to seek knowledge. Most importantly you have to set your priorities first and then go for it.”
Michael O’ Sullivan while speaking on the occasion guided the parents about choosing the right university for their children. He said that generalising is the enemy of wisdom because they think that oldest university is the best university. He asked them not to depend on one university and have 3 to 4 options in hand.
Later, shields were given to Ibrahim Shahid and Michael O’ Sullivan by Executive Director BSS Daniyal Kasuri and Principal BMI Nishat Rafi.

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