Best in the world for computing duo

Computing tutors Paul Ashby and Munaf Al-Tameemi

UCEN Manchester tutors Paul Ashby and Munaf Al-Tameemi have topped the global computing tables.

Third time’s a charm for UCEN Manchester computing tutors Paul Ashby and Munaf Al-Tameemi who are in the top 25 per cent of global Cisco instructors for the third year running.

Both tutors have been named Cisco Advanced Level Instructor every year for the past three years following student feedback and performance. The accolade ranks them in the top quartile of instructors across the globe, a total of 46,000 instructors worldwide.

Industry leaders Cisco Networking Academy honoured Paul and Munaf with the award after UCEN Manchester students were asked for feedback with regards to their tutors, the course itself and the units. Over the past three years, 90 per cent of their computing students have gained employment in the industry.

Paul said:

The award reflects what our widely diverse students actually think of us as professional Cisco instructors and the fact that 90 per cent of them gain employment in the IT industry within the first six months after leaving us.

Munaf said: “This recognition from a world-leading technology vendor such as Cisco highlights our commitment to continually develop our expertise and deliver the best quality training for our learners, which is on a par with the latest advancements in the IT industry." 

Carol Whitworth, Assistant Principal, Business Computing and Creative Digital Industries, said: “For Paul and Munaf to have once again been recognised as one of the best Cisco instructors in the world is an amazing achievement. We are really fortunate to have two such amazing specialist teachers!”

UCEN Manchester has been part of the prestigious Cisco Networking Academy for more than two decades, helping students to earn valuable computing qualifications.

In addition, UCEN Manchester has operated as a Cisco Support Centre and Instructor Training Centre for the past 10 years, supporting other instructors with their academy support and training.

Find out more about the wide range of computing courses at UCEN Manchester.