WORLD › NEWS




Moroccan Schoolgirl Achievess Top Score In French Baccalaureate Exam

TINJDAD, MOROCCO, July 16 (BERNAMA-NNN-MAP) -- A Moroccan high school student, Meriem Bourhail, who achieved the highest score in the university entrance Baccalaureate examination in France, has received an invitation from King Mohammed VI to attend the celebration of the Feast of the Throne, which will be held on July 30.

"I am very happy to receive this invitation to attend the celebrations of the Throne Day. I will attend this event before I go back to prepare for entering university in the coming year," Moroccan media quoted Meriem as saying Tuesday.

The schoolgirl has been a guest of a number of television programmes in the past few days, including the famous French TV programme "Le Grand Journal" and she has received invitations to attend a number of official events.

According to Moroccan media group Alyoum24, the young student has also been invited by French President Francois Hollande to take part in the festivities of Bastille Day, the French national day which took place in Paris on Monday.

Bourhail was also invited to attend the French National Assembly to honour her for her excellent results as the holder of the highest Baccalaureate degree in France. By scoring 21.03 out of 20 (799 points out of 760), Meriem has honoured herself, her family and her country.

The daughter of a worker and a full-time mother, Myriam Bouhail, 18, has decided to enroll in medical school.

-- BERNAMA-NNN-MAP





We provide (subscription-based) 
news coverage in our
Newswire service.