Team Bangladesh has won 2 silver and 4 bronze medals in the 15th International Junior Science Olympiad 2018 held in Gaborone, Botswana.
The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is an annual competition in the Natural Sciences for students who are under sixteen years of age. IJSO has been established in recognition of the significance of the Natural Sciences in the general education of young people and in all aspects of their lives.
It aims to promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in scientific endeavor, challenge, stimulate and encourage gifted students to further develop their talents in Natural Sciences and create friendship and relationships among students around the world from an earlyage. IJSO is held in the first week of December of every year, in different countries. Currently, around 50 member countries participate every year. The academic competitions of the IJSO include challenging tests in topics of science, both as theory questions and practice tasks. The tests are designed to address students; their understanding of concepts, and their ability to apply concepts to the situations described in the tests. An important aim of the Olympiads is for young people to experience different cultures and to bring about interactions between students from across the world. It thus have a potential to promote global peace and understanding. Themed “Discovery, Innovation and Environment”, this year’s event attracted the participation of 276 students from 44 countries and territories worldwide. Qatar has received the host flag for the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO), which will be held in Doha in December 2019. Under the secretary of the Ministry of Education HE Dr Ibrahim al Nuaimi, head of Qatar IJSO hosting committee, received the flag during the closing ceremony of the current edition being held in Gaborone, Botswana. Nuaimi expressed delight for the Qatari participation in this edition and called on all attendees to join next year’s edition in Qatar, which promises to be exceptional on all levels.
Winners from Bangladesh:
Silver – Imtiaz Tanvir Rahim (Notre Dame College) and Abrar Tasnim Abir (St. Gregory’s High
Bronze – Muambar Sarowar Nibir (Narayanganj Ideal School), Absar Khan Siam and Minhajur
Rahman Choudhury (Motijheel Ideal School) and Abhishek Majumdar (Birshreshta Noor Mohammad