15:59 / 03.03.2023

Citizen of Uzbekistan secures band 9 in IELTS; first time in country’s history

For the first time in Uzbekistan, IELTS band 9 has been registered.

Photo: Telegram / BekzodMirahmedov

Bekzod Mirakhmedov, the founder of the IELTS Zone education center, secured a band 9 in the IELTS exam. He is the first native of Uzbekistan to achieve the top score.

On March 3, Mirakhmedov posted a video on his Instagram page opening his IELTS certificate.

He got a 9 band in Listening, Speaking, and Reading and an 8 in Writing.

Reportedly, he has over ten years of teaching experience and has taken the test several dozen times to almost always hit an overall 8.5.