Rabat – Moroccan student Fatima Zahra Akhyar was not able to win the 2019 Arab Reading Competition. After reaching the final stage of the competition, Akhyar lost the title to Hadil Anwar from Sudan on Wednesday, November 13.
The Moroccan student gave a remarkable performance throughout the different stages of the competition. She qualified for the 2019 Arab Reading Challenge after winning the national reading contest.
The 15-year-old student from Cadi Ayyad Highschool in Tetouan, northern Morocco, dreams of excelling in both scientific and literary fields. She is also a member of Morocco’s child parliament and she practices Taekwondo.
The annual competition is held under the patronage of UAE’s Sheikh Mokhammed.
The winner received $150,000 to cover their university tuition fees.
In the best school competition, Imam Nawawi Primary School in Saudi Arabia won a prize of $1,000,000.
Last year, Moroccan student Mariam Amjoun won the competition. The 9-year-old won despite being the youngest participant.