LIVERPOOL – For a refugee arriving only a few months ago, the GCSE results of Hamza Jouma could not be anything less than a huge success, becoming one of the best achievers in his new British school.
“We came to England two years ago because my father thought our educational opportunities would be better over here,” Hamza told Liverpool Echo on Thursday, August 24.
“I can’t believe I got a 7 in English, I’m really proud of that.
“I’m now going to go to Birkenhead Sixth Form and study physics, biology, chemistry, and maths, because I want to become a doctor like my dad.
“I also want to study Arabic in my first year.”
Jouma joined Birkenhead Park School two years ago from Romania, where he lived for four years after his family was forced to flee from Syria.
In total Hamza achieved nine GCSE’s from A* to B.
Hamza’s older brother Abdou also achieved record GCSE’S at the school last year, leaving with 10 GCSE’s at A* to B.
Hamza was thrilled with his results as he wants to become a doctor in the future.
Britain is home to a sizable Muslim minority of nearly 2.7 million.
There are 400,000 Muslim students in British schools, according to the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).
There are nearly 90,000 Muslim students studying in higher education institutions.