A Pakistani educationist won Cambridge University Award for world’s most dedicated teacher. According to the report, Ahmed Saya was shortlisted for this Award and there were 6 candidates in the final list out of which he was selected for the award for world’s most dedicated teacher. This contest was held around the globe and the shortlisted were from India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Philippines, and Malaysia.
The winner was selected through an online poll conducted by Cambridge University where students were required to vote for the ‘World’s Most Dedicated Teacher’.
Saya teaches Accounting and Mathematics at the Cordoba School for A-Level in Karachi. His students nominated him with the following entry submitted to Cambridge University:
“He’ll always be ready to spare his weekends whenever a student needs his help, be it academically or anything personal. I have seen him when CAIEs approach, he spends sleepless nights, conducting extra classes, catering each and every student’s problem so that each one excels. I have never seen someone who checks your homework every day in a class of 100 students just to ensure that each and every one is on track. He actually deserves this for working so hard to ensure that his students are good humans.”
Evaluation by the panellists was done based on the following factors:
- Going ‘beyond the classroom’ – whether it’s giving up spare time, own money or resources
- Fantastic pastoral care – showing empathy, care, and personal support
- Making the ordinary, extraordinary – innovative lesson ideas and practices
- Opening up the world – preparing students for their futures beyond school
Saya has won, among other prizes, an all-expense paid trip to Cambridge and will be sharing his knowledge at Cambridge University’s September 2020 sales conference.
This achievement of a Pakistani teacher shows us the potential of Pakistani teacher who serve their whole life in the field of educating the coming generations. Among all the those news where teachers are absent from schools and colleges, Saya has set example for the teachers of whole nation.
We have unlimited talent and we have seen the people of Pakistan making difference in the world, a little ripples of change can bring our name on the top nations of the world.