PISJ-ES students excel in Cambridge exams

Updated 20 August 2012

PISJ-ES students excel in Cambridge exams

Pakistan International School (English Section) Jeddah (PISJ-ES) has reported excellent results obtained by its students in GCE O' Level, IGCSE and AS/A Level Examinations-2012 conducted by the University of Cambridge, UK. Some of the outstanding results:

Azib Shahid, Otaiba Imran and Narjis Fatima Premjee 1st position in A Level exam — appeared in 4 A Level subjects and secured all A* Grades.
Ahmed Ali Shah 2nd position in the school — appeared in 3 A Level subjects and secured all A* Grades. Mohammad Ali appeared in 4 A Level subjects and secured one A* Grade and three A Grades. Osman Qureshi, Shayan Abdurraauf and Daniya Mohammad Haroon appeared in 3 A level subjects and secured One A* Grade and Two A Grades.
The long list of top achievers includes Ramsha Khan, Habiba Zahir Imam, Huda Ishtiaq, Javeria Anwer, Mawra Idrees Qureshi, Fargham Ahmad, Urwa Shahid, Hassan Iftikhar, Syed Talal Ahmed, Mohammad Faisal Iftikhar, Haifa Iftikhar Sheikh, Shayan Zafar, Mashael Kamran, Wardah Mohsin, Anma Mobin, Fizza Waqar and Abdullah Ismail.
"It is a matter of great pleasure to inform that the students of PISJ-ES have set up a glorious record by achieving outstanding and commendable results, which is manifestation of our sincerity of purpose, devotion and the total commitment to the cause of education," said Sen. Sehar Kamran (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), principal, PISJ-ES. "We expect our students to be placed among the top achievers and top position holders in the global breakdown and world ranking of the Cambridge exam," she added.

 


TheFace: Deema Al-Jaafari, Saudi entrepreneur

Updated 24 January 2020

TheFace: Deema Al-Jaafari, Saudi entrepreneur

  • I truly believe that if you set limits to your abilities you will never be able to exceed them
  • I founded Teak Woodwork in Alkhobar which has extended its services to cities including Jeddah and Riyadh

For nine years, I was the only child in my family. My father was a very independent, strong character and I learned a lot from him.

Having started from zero, he taught me to work hard, seek perfection and always believe that anything was possible if you set your mind to it. 

My mother was very easy going and encouraging. She really believed in me and was always supportive. There was a balance at home for me with these two different characters.

Some people might think that being an only child for quite some time, I was spoiled and dependent. But that was never the case and I have an amazing relationship with my little sister Maha; she is my best friend.

My father works in pharmaceuticals and is chairman of the board of directors at Al-Dawaa Medical Services.

My mother was a schoolteacher before entering the world of business, and my sister is a chemical engineer. Though we are a very diverse family, we all have an appreciation for art which is evident in our household. My mother is an artist and art collector too.

I do not have a role model; there are many people I look up to in the business world and in my social life. 

I studied software engineering and worked in that field for almost a year, but although I learnt a lot I wanted more from my career. Software engineering made me think and solve problems in a different way and it played a major role in how I operate in the field of business.

I worked at Al-Dawaa for almost two years and found that I was more attracted to business and marketing than the technical side of things. That is when I decided to take on the family business, Waleed Al-Jaafari Establishment.

I run PIECES, a retail store I founded in Alkhobar in 2012 and later opened a branch in Riyadh in 2014. Now, we are working to make it an online business too.

I noticed that there was a demand in the Kingdom for custom-made furniture, and although some stores offered the service there was little choice. So, I decided to provide high-quality furniture made in Saudi Arabia.

In 2015 I founded Teak Woodwork in Alkhobar which has extended its services to cities including Jeddah and Riyadh. My father has other branches dealing with different fields, but I opted to run the retail store and woodwork services. 

I truly believe that if you set limits to your abilities you will never be able to exceed them. Once you realize that there are no limits, all doors will open for you.