KARACHI (April 18, 2011) – Ansar Ahmad from Peshawar in Pakistan is one of 33 students to win a global award from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for outstanding performance in their 2010 exams.
Ansar Ahmad is an ACCA Prizewinner for ranking third in the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) exams. In 2010, over 205,000 students sat ACCA exams.
Arif Mirza, head of ACCA Pakistan, says: “Mr Ansar Ahmad came third in the Certified Accounting Technician exams in 2010. His hard work and determination have allowed him to obtain excellent results, and I am very happy to grant him this award.”
Ansar Ahmad, who is not even 18 yet, prepared for the exams through self-study. When asked what obstacles he had to overcome while studying for the CAT qualification, he said: “To be honest, I enjoyed studying for the exams. My friends used to say, as a joke, that ACCA and accountancy became my family and that I have developed an emotional attachment with my studies!
“I chose ACCA because it has examination centres and offices all around the world and also has flexible options for exams. ACCA is recognised globally in every sector of employment”, he added.
After exam results are released, ACCA recognises exceptionally talented students from around the world. Awards are given to the highest performing ACCA and CAT students.
Arif Mirza says: “All the students who have won an award are truly exceptional. I wish them every success in their future careers and they achieve the goals they have set for themselves.”