11-year-old Jireh Eunice Flores had beaten every other student in the Middle East in an English excellence test administered throughout the UAE this month.
The youngster made just two mistakes in the 50-question International Benchmark Test Award for Excellence in English this month, putting her on top of her regional peers.
Flores, a Filipino fifth grader from the United International Private School (UIPS), received a plaque and a Dh500 prize for her achievement.
The IBT is an internationally administered programme of assessments that benchmarks student performance in three subjects: Mathematics, Science, and English.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (Acer), one of the world’s leading research and assessment services organisation, regularly conducts the exam in the region.