GIS introduced a new awards system for teachers starting from 2017 and one award that the school decided to give under the Principal’s Choice Awards is Late Ali Nazim Memorial Award. The philosophy behind the award is to recognize people who act as mentors and guides to others. They do hand holding and help people in their work.
All employees of GIS who spend at least 1 academic year at GIS, except the Principal, is eligible for the award.
The attributes of a Late Ali Nazim Memorial Award
• Care about people’s professional as well as personal development
• Nurture and develop people
• Use their personal experience to help people avoid mistakes and learn from good decisions
• Has seasoned experience in the field and willing to share skills, knowledge and expertise
The school dedicated this award in memory of Late Ali Nazim, one of the greatest teachers of this nation, who breathed his last breath in the line of duty. He drowned while rescuing students who were pulled by a strong current on a Fisheries Science experiential field trip to K. Hura. While he rescued many, four students perished with him ; Mariyam Shaiha, Aishath Shaniha, Nash’ath Saeed and Mariyam Naaz. May Allah bless their gentle souls and award them the highest rank in Heaven.
When Mr. Nazim died, he was serving as the Principal of Hiriya School. He was an excellent teacher, an outstanding leader, a wonderful friend and a loving father. His dedication and commitment to teaching is unmatched and one of its kind. The nation salutes his martyrdom and we at GIS honour him by introducing an award in his name.