Ali Moeen Nawazish
Ali Moeen Nawazish (born 1990/1991) is a Pakistani student notable for passing 23 A-levels, a world record. He got 21 As, a B, and a C. Nawazish has graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Early life and education
Nawazish was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and lived most of his life there. Both of his parents work as doctors. He studied at St Mary's Academy and Roots School System during his General Certificate of Education.
Nawazish claims to be an ordinary student whose academic performance oscillated as a child; he sometimes barely passed. He edited the school magazine. He plays the guitar and piano, and played for a musical band.
He received nine A grades O Level. The A Level subjects he took were Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Computing, Marine Sciences, Applied ICT, Thinking Skills, Urdu Literature, General Paper, Geography, Applied Geography, General Further Mathematics, Human Biology, Further Mathematics, Sociology, Psychology, General Studies, English language, Travel and Tourism, Urdu Language, Business Studies, and Critical Thinking.
Media attention and awards
Nawazish was interviewed by or quoted in newspapers and TV channels, including Times Online, The Telegraph, The Independent, and the BBC. The media's response was highly positive. He was awarded the Pride of Performance award, which is one of the highest honors in Pakistan. Nawazish was congratulated personally by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
He has joined Pakistan's biggest media organisation, Jang Group and Geo. Where he is going to serve as youth ambassador, and try to introduce the youth and its issues to the main stream media where they are often neglected. He will also be hosting programs on Geo News and writing for Jang and the News.
Founding StepUP Pakistan
Nawazish has founded Step Up Pakistan, an organization Pakistan primarily in the field of education. One of its subsidiaries is 'thealevelchallenge',[dead link] which is a free website where students can ask academic-based questions and receive professional assistance. Other projects of the organization are aimed to train teachers, to improve education in the backward areas, to improve the country's curriculum and education system, and to carry out other humanitarian efforts.[dead link] Later he founded AMN Schools in May 2012 in Islamabad.
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