In appreciation of his Information Technology teaching contributions and his excellent leadership skills, the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Senior IT lecturer Ebrahim Asmal, has been named a 2019 Quarterly Regional Spotlight Award winner by the prestigious Cisco Networking Academy.
The Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building programme for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey.
The Cisco Networking Academy’s Regional Spotlight Award was created to recognize instructors, academics, and partners in each region whose recent efforts on behalf of Cisco Networking Academy have led to significant results. Asmal was selected from a list of regional nominees for this award in appreciation of his contributions.
Ebrahim is DUT’s resident network expert and one of the most popular lecturers in Information Technology. He is a committed serial teacher who works at explaining complex evolving concepts in layman’s terms.
Speaking on his achievement, Ebrahim Asmal said: “ To place DUT as a market leader in the field of IoT and preparing learners for 4IR ( Fourth Industrial Revolution), a number of initiatives have been started like the setting up of a fully specked IoT lab, Schools IoT Bootcamp, Raspberry Pi project for teachers, to name but a few, to achieve this.”
Omar Shaban, Director, Operations and Services at the Cisco Networking Academy, said the award recognises the valuable contributions of academies such as DUT and the impact it has on the students of Cisco Networking Academy and the programme overall.
“Your efforts at DUT have created tremendous opportunities in Africa, efforts and support leading to the IoT Expansion and IoT Community Outreach, and Outstanding leadership and going above and beyond expectations. We understand that the success of Networking Academy depends on our partnership with academies such as yours, and your accomplishments are essential to our shared goal to build a bridge to the possible,” he said.
Pictured: Senior IT lecturer Ebrahim Asmal.