A Pakistani student came out on top at the University of London LLB examinations, scoring the highest aggregate marks this year.
“We have nine first class awards this year. In terms of countries, Malaysia and Pakistan are joint equal; each have three firsts. In terms of individual students, Pakistan comes top, Ikra Saleem Khan has the highest aggregate marks this year,” the University of London said in its website. The university offers distance learning opportunity to students from many countries around the world.
Ikra Saleem Khan, a student of University College Lahore, attributes her success to “persistence, hard work and dedication” and those “whose tireless efforts helped me on my journey”, particularly her teachers.
Further, two other Pakistani students, Rubab Tariq Khan and Muhammad Kazim, also earned a first class degree, becoming two of nine students from around the globe to earn a first this year.
Rubab, who studied at Pakistan College of Law, describes studying the LLB degree as “a roller coaster ride” and herself as “a product of the hard work of all my well-wishers” including the prayers of her parents. She is already busy working at a law firm and has been offered a teaching position with Pakistan College of Law for the module of International Protection of Human Rights.
Kazim, also from Lahore, studied at The Institute of Legal Studies and credits his success to hard work and offers this advice, “[T]here are two types of people: intelligent and hardworking. But in my experience, hard work can triumph over intelligence any day.” He is the only male student to achieve a first this year.
Malaysia and Pakistan are joint equal as each have three firsts. Students from Jamaica and Sri Lanka are also among those nine high achievers.