Three Pakistani teachers have been shortlisted for Cambridge University’s World’s Most Dedicated Teacher Award.
The selected teachers include Haider Ali of Resource Academia International School, Samara Farrukh of Beaconhouse Pothohar Campus, and Zunaira Abubakr of Lahore Grammar School.
The full list consists of 50 teachers from across the world who have played a significant role in their students’ lives.
More than 6,000 nominations were submitted for the award from 97 countries, according to sources.
From this shortlist, a panel of expert judges will now choose six top finalists.
People will be given a chance to vote for their favorite story when the finalists are announced via Cambridge University Press Education social media channels on January 20, 2020.
The winner will be announced on February 3, 2020.
“Teachers say and do life-changing things every day – often without realising it,” said Michael McGarvey of the Cambridge University Press. “This could be something as simple as a kind word at a difficult time, or explaining a concept in a way that suddenly makes everything click into place for the student. For that, we’d like to join with people around the world to say thank you together.”
Maths and accounting teacher Ahmed Saya had won the prestigious award for this year. He currently works at Karachi’s Cordoba School.