In the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, an IT competition was held for high school students from all over the world, and Haris Imamovic, an alumnus of the Second Gymnasium in Sarajevo and a future MIT student, brought a bronze medal to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
His success is great because he is the exception that confirms the rule, which is that computer science and computer science competitions are not valued nearly enough in our country. While in other countries students have camps and months-long preparations for IT Olympiads, our students are left to themselves. The only bright spot is the work of our students in the IT club of Second Gymnasium Sarajevo, but that is far from what is needed to achieve even better results.
Only a few points separated Benjamin Mujkic, a student in the 1st grade of the Second Gymnasium in Sarajevo, from the bronze medal. Benjamin won an honorable mention, which is awarded to participants who achieved the number of points needed to win a bronze medal on one of the two days of the competition.
BiH was also represented by Faruk Ibrahimovic (1st grade, Second Gymnasium Sarajevo) and Emira Ibrahimovic (3rd grade, Second Gymnasium Sarajevo).
The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is the world’s most prestigious computer science competition for high school students, where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in solving complex tasks that require a good knowledge of various algorithms and data structures, Klix.ba writes.