Pakistani Teacher Won Cambridge University's Dedicated Teacher Award for 2019
Ahmed Saya who teaches Accounting and Mathematics subjects at the Cordoba School for A-Level in Karachi, Pakistan has won this prestigious award on 31st January 2019. Cambridge Education announced this by a tweet reading, ‘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.’
The award was concluded through online votes of students and also through panel of well esteemed educators from across the globe. Ahmed Saya has won the award of 'World's Most Dedicated Teacher’, other gifts and a paid trip to Cambridge University where is will attend Cambridge University's September 2020 sales conference and share his knowledge. The other 5 finalist belonged to India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.
Ahmed Saya won the award due to having traits of going beyond the classrooms, showing empathy and care to students, demonstrating innovative ideas and teaching methodology and preparing the students for their future. An entry submitted by his students at the Cambridge University’s voting panel reads, ‘He’ll always be ready to spare his weekends whenever a student needs his help, be it academically or anything personal. We 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. We 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 deserves this for working really hard to ensure that his students are good humans’.
Griffith University, Australia Has Announced to Give Scholarships to 5 Pakistani students Each Year
Griffith University, Australia will give full scholarships to 5 Pakistani students each year that will include 100% fee waiver. Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson held a meeting with Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr Tariq Banuri at HEC Office, Islamabad and made this announcement. HEC Chairman welcomed this partnership with Griffith University.
The Pro-VC of Griffith University also attended the meeting with Australian High Commissioner. Dr. Banuri said that currently 160 PhD students are completing their degrees from 10 Australian universities. During the meeting, HEC Chairman also expressed his interest in expanding scholarships and partnerships in courses of arts, social sciences and humanities. Currently, HEC has collaborated with Australian universities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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