Ahmed Saya, a Pakistani teacher from Karachi, has won the Cambridge University’s ‘Dedicated Teacher Awards 2019’.
He was among six finalists shortlisted for the award.
According to a report quoting the Cambridge University Press website, he was among six teachers shortlisted for the award from across the globe by an esteemed panel of educationists.
The award competition was recently announced by Cambridge University Press.
“It was a tough decision for the judges but they have now decided on the six finalists for the Dedicated Teacher Awards 2019,” Cambridge Education tweeted.
The winner was selected through an online poll conducted by the Cambridge University where students were required to vote for the ‘World’s Most Dedicated Teacher’.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Dedicated Teacher Award goes to… Ahmed Saya from Cordoba School for A Level in Pakistan. Well done to Ahmed and all our finalists! #MyDedicatedTeacher https://t.co/WjTjwod9i5 pic.twitter.com/cCesB9TPnk
— Cambridge Education (@CUPeducation) January 31, 2019
Other contests included, Abhinandan Bhattacharya from Oshiwara, India, Anthony Chelliah from Sri Lanka, Australia’s Candice Green Australia, Jimrey Dapin from Philippines and Malaysia’s Sharon Kong Foong.
According to the Cambridge University Press website, students from across the world were invited from October to December 2018 to send in their nominations for who they consider the most dedicated teacher.
Saya has won a trip to Cambridge, UK, as well as CPD opportunities for their school. He himself is a CBM graduate (Institute of Business Management) and is currently teaching A-Levels students at Cordoba School.
The six winning finalists have won multiple prizes plus promotion from Cambridge University Press for themselves and their school, the website added.