Rai Haris Manzoor, a wonderkid from Rawalpindi, has created history with a world record in O-Level exam. At the age of only 9 years, he has passed the prestigious, world-class O-Level exam from the University of Cambridge, UK. The whole Pakistani nation is, undoubtedly, proud of him. Haris went on to make history with utmost care and attention by his parents. They truly deserve accolades for their son’s remarkable achievement.
Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Please tell us about your early education.
Rai Haris Manzoor (RHM): Well, I did not go to any institution for my pre-schooling and early classes rather may parents taught me at home. Though, I joined a private school at Rawalpindi, wherefrom I passed four classes in September, 2012, I had to leave this school because my family shifted to Lahore.
JWT: How did you achieve this incredible feat?
RHM: Actually, my parents had made a lot of efforts to instil in me the qualities which enabled me to achieve this honour. They taught me at home from my pre-schooling through early classes, and even afterwards when we shifted to Lahore.
JWT: Wasn’t it difficult for you to get through at the age of nine years only?
RHM: Not at all. Actually, I have the unique distinction of completing seven classes i.e. from class 5th to O-Level final in just 15 months. On average, I passed one class in 65 days only. So, it was not difficult in spite of the fact that the normal age for passing the O Levels is 17 or 18 years. I did it at the age of only 9 years. My twin brother Shoaib is still studying in class three.
JWT: What were your subjects in O-Level exam?
RHM: I have passed O-Level exam with science subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
JWT: What are your hobbies?
RHM: It might be surprising for many but it’s a fact that I am fond of eating. Pizza, French fries, biryani and crispy burgers are among my favourites. You can assess my fondness for food from the fact that my weight is 46 kilograms while that of my brother Shoaib is nearly half to me i.e. 23 kgs.
JWT: What are your fave pastimes?
RHM: Playing cricket, shooting, and playing Piano are my favourite pastimes. I love to play with toys as well.
JWT: What is your fave TV programme?
RHM: Tom and Jerry Show is my favourite programme. They are my favourite cartoons characters.
JWT: Who are your fave actors and sportsmen?
RHM: Momo (Hina Dilpazeer) and Faisal Qureshi are my favourite actors whereas among sportsmen I like Shahid Afridi the most.
JWT: Share with us any interesting incident of your life.
RHM: During my exams, I faced only one problem. I was unable to bolt the washroom from inside due to my short height. So, every time, I was to answer the call of nature, I requested the invigilators to guard the door from outside.
JWT: What are your future aspirations?
RHM: I want to become a barrister from London. I am sure that it will take me only just four years, Insha Allah! I aspire to be a barrister at the age of less than 14 years. I want to become a world-class Islamic Scholar.