Karachi: An 18 year old Sindhi girl, Aqsa Majeed Memon, qualified the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exam and became the world’s youngest qualified Chartered Accountant.
Aqsa Majeed Memon, a daughter of shopkeeper, Abdul Majeed, belongs to Sakrand city of Shaheed Benazirabad district, in Sindh province of Pakistan. She was born in 1999 and received her early education in Sakrand. Memon enrolled herself in September 2014 for the FIA course and completed it in August 2015. She later started ACCA and passed all exams by July 2017. She was18 years and four months old.
ACCA candidates generally start their qualification journey at the age of 18.
The examinations are split into three levels namely – The knowledge module, skills module and the professional module, totaling 14 papers. These papers are attempted over a span of three years.
Memon is the first Pakistani girl to achieve this at this young of an age. In 2015 UAE based Indian student, Ramkumar Raman, passed his ACCA exams at the age of 18 years and eight months.
While talking to Sindh Post Aqsa Majeed Memon said, “I am very happy to be the youngest qualified ACCA, not because I did it, but I believe that girls will be motivated through my hard work and will show interest in such professions.”
Memon’s father told Sindh Post girls’ education in our society is a big task, and it becomes more difficult when our government education system is collapsed.
“I am very proud of my daughter. I believe if all parents pay attention, their daughters’ education will definitely change our society in the future,” concluded Mr. Majeed Memon.