With more than 20 years experience in the field of education, Dr Safiuddin Siddiqui is the driving force behind Meritorious Education Network. His commitment to excellence and personal success was recognised early, when he was awarded the Allama Iqbal Gold Medal in. This is awarded by the Ministry of Education for the pupil who achieved the highest marks in Pakistan for his or her High School Board examinations.
A graduate of the Aga Khan Medical University in Karachi, Dr Siddiqui nurtured his own passion for education by teaching medical students in the university. He founded Meritorious Education in 1994, and it soon became popular with pupils, parents and educators. So far, more than 20,000 Meritorious students have benefitted from our schools, colleges, nurseries and training centres. In Dubai, our intention is to build on that success and bring the concept of a Meritorious education to the UAE and GCC (and beyond).
Dr Siddiqui’s philosophy places achievement and character building at the centre of learning. “Education,” he says, “is like growing a tree or painting a picture or making music: we must put our hearts into it, love it, nurture it and it must become our passion and vocation.” Meritorious Education Network is guided by the principle that no child is un-teachable and that everyone has the right to achieve his or her dreams. It is a simple philosophy, but one which is often overlooked in a modern world where the race seems more important than the achievement.