Pakistani Teacher Awarded Prestigious Cambridge University Prize. His Students Call Him ‘King’
Pakistani teacher Ahmed Saya was awarded Cambridge University’s ‘World’s Most Dedicated Teacher’ award on Thursday, marking a proud moment for the country.
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
The voting was done via an online poll on the Cambridge University Press website, in which 6 finalists, including Saya, competed for the prestigious award.
Out of 4,000 nominations, 50 shortlisted entries and 6 finalists, Saya was named the winner.
Among the other five teachers were Sri Lanka’s Anthony Chelliah, Australia’s Candice Green, Malaysia’s Sharon Kong Foong, Philippines’ Jimrey Dapin and India’s Abhinandan Bhattacharya.
But it was the Pakistani educationist who was deemed victorious after voting ended in his favour.
According to ASTC (Saya-owned institute for O and A Level studies)
website, his students call him a ‘KING’. And it was proved as they
voted their teacher to the throne.
It was further said that Saya has
“earned massive respect among his students who acknowledge his highly selfless, compassionate and determined approach towards his teaching which he calls his ‘passion not work’.”
To quote the man himself: “Teaching is not a job, it’s a responsibility and this responsibility does not end when the class ends.”
Out of 4,000 nominations from 140 countries, to 6 finalists, Ahmed Saya won the 2019 Dedicated Teacher Awards. Ahmed Saya is from Pakistan.
"Teaching is not a job, it’s a responsibility and this responsibility does not end when the class ends,’
Ahmed Saya pic.twitter.com/jTOwF5iyEL
— Muhammad Rafique (@mrksocialworker) February 1, 2019
And his students can not be more proud
Congratulations Sir Ahmed Saya 👍
— hira marfani (@hira_marfani) January 31, 2019
They even campaigned pretty well
Heyy guys Im here to ask for votes
Not for my fav celeb but my fav teacher
Can you please spare just one min and vote for sir Ahmed Saya
— Amrah Creations (@ImaginatorC) January 21, 2019
It is surely a proud moment for Pakistan.
And specially when education standards at a mass scale are not up to the mark, Saya’s achievement comes as a ray of hope.
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