Mehboob-ur-Rehman is a 16-year-old Afghan refugee living in the Manzlara refugee village in Nowshera. Despite going through hard times, this son of a fruit seller secured the second position in his matriculation exams.
In a terrific academic performance, this Afghan student in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa scored 1090/1100 in his 10th grade examination. A whopping 99% out of 100%.
The Government of Pakistan and UNHCR paid tribute to the young refugee for his achievements at a ceremony held in his honor. The ceremony was held in Islamabad and was attended by UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Noriko Yoshida, the School Principal, Mr. Mohammad Israr, and family members of Mehboob-ur-Rehman.
The government officials from the SAFRON Ministry praised him and said:
Mehboob-ur-Rehman deserves to be praised for this outstanding performance. We’re proud of bright students like him who are passionate about achieving their dreams.
The people and government of Pakistan wish you a successful life ahead.
The government of Pakistan has dedicated quality education for all Afghan refugees, given that almost 60% of them are under the age of 25.
We have provided full access to Afghan students as every child is entitled to a quality education regardless of their race, religion and nationality.
For the past 40 years, the government of Pakistan has been supporting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which ensures quality education for all. They also added that the local teachers also deserve appreciation for their dedication and hard work.
The Government and the people of Pakistan equally celebrate and feel proud of both Afghan and Pakistani students’ achievement and success.
Ms. Noriko Yoshida also congratulated him, adding that his success will inspire other refugees.
Students like Mehboob-ur-Rehman are a symbol of hope, inspiring many people, especially refugee communities.
Educated youth are the future of Afghanistan and will play a vital role in rebuilding their country.
Mehboob-ur-Rehman hopes to continue his studies and become a doctor.
I will continue my studies, and I hope that I will achieve my dream.
This 16-year-old Afghan refugee has become an inspiration for everyone going through a hard time. He also received a cash prize and a laptop for his achievement.
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