Peshawar: Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government on Wednesday awarded Haris Manzoor the student who has made a new world record by passing the O-Level examination of the University of Cambridge at the age of nine years.
Senior Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Sirajul Haq while awarding Rai Haris Manzoor said that the nation is proud of Haris Manzoor adding that nation needs to excel in education not in weapons production.
“ we should spend more on education rather than weapons,” Siraj said adding that the parents of Hariz Manzoor should be given the credit for giving such a training to Haris.
Rai Manzoor Nasir, the father of the student said that its regrettable that 25 million children are out of schools and no government is bothering about them to bring them to schools. He said the rulers instead focusing on bus service should give first priority to education.
He criticized the Chief Minister Punjab for not honouring the record of Haris saying that Khyber Pukhtunkhwa is the first government which invited Haris and give honour to him.
He said that Haris was very intelligent from his childhood and at the age of two years he had learnt many things.
He said that the normal age for passing the O-Level exam was 17 to 18 years. It means that 14 years of schooling is needed to pass the exam.
Haris said he studied for hours every day to make the world record. He said that he want to become a barrister London and religious scholar.
Haris of Rawalpindi was born on August 16, 2004. He passed the O-Level exam in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
It may be mentioned that Rai Haris studied in a private school till 2012. Afterwards, his parents withdrew him from the school and taught him at home.
He completed the courses of seven classes in 17 months.