Ahmed Saya—a Pakistani teacher has been shortlisted for the award of the most dedicated teacher, in a competition being done by the Cambridge University Press.
Saya is presently teaching A-level grade students at a private school in Karachi. He is among the 6 teachers throughout the world to get shortlisted for the award.
The decision was a tough one for the judges, but they have now taken the decision on six finalists for the Dedicated Teacher Award 2019, as per the announcement of Cambridge on Twitter.
The voting would remain open until the 27th of January 2019, and the lucky winner would then win a trip to Cambridge, United Kingdom, as well as CPD opportunities for their school.
The teacher’s profile mentions on the website that he would always be ready to give his weekends whenever help would be needed by the students, may the help be academic or personal. It was further mentioned that the teacher has been observed when CAIEs approach, that he sacrifices his sleep in conducting extra classes, looking after the needs of each and every student’s issues so that each student might excel and perform well. The site also mentioned that Ahmed Saya checks the homework of students on a per day basis for making sure that each student is on the right track.
Other nominees shortlisted for the award are:
- Anthony Chelliah—Gateway College, Sri Lanka
- Abhinandan Bhattacharya—JBCN International School: Oshiwara, India
- Sharon Kong Foong—Sunway College, Malaysia
- Jimrey Dapin—University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines
- Candice Green—St Augustine’s College, Australia
It is mentioned on the Cambridge University Press website that from the October-December 2018, students, teachers and anyone who has got some inspirational teacher story was invited to come forward and share it so that all could say thank you together to the teacher.
The 6 finalists were selected by a panel of professionals, the 6 winning finalists would be winning prizes, along with promotion from the Cambridge University Press for themselves and their respective schools.