Sitara Brooj Akbar has the honour to pass O-level chemistry paper when she was only nine, two years later she passed the O-level examinations in biology, mathematics, physics and English. She was most probably the
Sitara Brooj Akbar
Sitara Brooj Akbar has the honour to pass O-level chemistry paper when she was only nine, two years later she passed the O-level examinations in biology, mathematics, physics and English. She was most probably the youngest to appear for biology and the youngest to have successfully completed her O-levels.
From the very young age Sitara developed the habit of questioning everything and taking nothing for granted. She left traditional schools by the third grade when her teachers began to feel irritated and uneasy. When traditional school-based learning became impossible, her father had to open a private school for her because no other school was willing to keep her.
She took the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test where she scored a 7 band out of 9. The score is required by most international universities and colleges for admission in postgraduate degree programmes. The only reason she took the test to begin with was to get an informed idea of where she stood at the international level concerning English. Sitara speaks English with the confidence of an adult, giving speeches in front of large audience.
Sitara’s ambitions have only just begun as she hopes to become a scientist and chemistry in particular has captivated her. Her interest in chemistry is an entirely different world altogether, while maintaining her love and interest in physics and other sciences too. Her idols include Dr Abdus Salam, the country’s sole Nobel laureate in Physics who she hopes to emulate in the not so distant future.
Universities and higher education institutions have not recognised her ability and talents. She has been refused admission for higher education for being below the minimum age required for admission. The British Council allowed her to sit for the IELTS test only her family wrote to them, explaining the special circumstances.
She is currently enrolled as an A-levels student at Beaconhouse School Faisalabad. After this, she wants to find a place in some good university to specialize in one of the sciences.