Moroccan computer science teacher in Canada, Said El Mejdani, has recently won Canadadian Prime Minister’s teaching award for excellence.
Rabat – Said El Mejdani, a computer science teacher in Canada’s Westwood High School, has recently been awarded with the ‘Prime Minister’s Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence,’ announced the Fort McMurray Public School District (FMSPD) in a press release, on May 21.
El Mejdani is expected to be officially presented with the award on May 28, added the same source.
“I am very honoured to receive this award, especially being nominated by this wonderful group of former students, colleagues and community members. It’s humbling to see our approach to teaching computer science and our student success highlighted by this award,” stated El Mejdani.
“The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence have honoured exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1994, with over 1,600 teachers honoured to date,” said the Government of Canada on its website.
Recipients of the award are “honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy,” added the same official source.
El Mejdani made headlines last year when his Westwood high school students scored the highest marks, 90/90, on a computing and coding competition at the University of Waterloo in Canada. The students attributed their success to their teacher El Mehdani’s effective teaching methods.