Dr. Farooq Ahmad Wasil, CEO, Goldline Education
With over 30 years of involvement in the field of Education, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Wasil, a doctorate specializing in Education, is currently with Goldline Education, Dubai, UAE as Chief Executive Ocer from July 2013.
Prior to this, he was Director of Asian School at GEMS Education, Dubai and thereafter Chief Academic Ocer for GEMS Education, India for Everonn Education Limited. Dr. Farooq Wasil having been closely associated with the Central Board of Secondary Education in various capacities was Secretary of the CBSE Gulf Council from 2001 –2002 and then Chairman of the CBSE Gulf Council from 2002 – 2003. He was Chairman of the Sports Committee of the Gulf Council for CBSE schools for the year 2004-2005.
He has also been a part of the CBSE aliation committees 2009 saw his appointment as Member of the CBSE Committee for “Promotion of CBSE Overseas”. Dr. Wasil has been honored with the prestigious National Teacher Award awarded by the Ministry of Human Resources, receiving the award from the Ex-President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in September 2005. In recognition of leadership competency and contribution to Education, he was awarded the GEMS Fellowship - “Leadership for Learning: The Cambridge Network” Fellowship in January 2006 to research on Leadership Management at the University of Cambridge under Professor John MacBeath, while he was with GEMS Education, Dubai, UAE.
Dr. Wasil passionately advocates the critical need for a paradigm shift in Indian education. Dubai being home to a wide spectrum of nationalities is also home to diverse curricula in operation and having spent a long time span operating CBSE schools as well as understanding dierent curricula at close quarters, argues for an education that is global in approach and perspective more so keeping in mind the needs of the current and coming centuries.
Excellence in Education being his inspiration, Dr. Wasil has been a keen participant, keynote speaker, and Chairperson in innumerable conferences and seminars on Education both in the Gulf and in India. A thinker and writer, his articles have featured in several National and International research journals and publications.
He is also the author of Pedagogy: From Perception to Perspective (published 2013), that took shape from his 3 decades of experience in education and also A Design Manual for School Building.
Dr. Wasil’s professional experience is eclectic.
- Setting up of schools from concept to operation
- Managing schools
- Running School Improvement Programmes in the GCC region with local Government support
- Creating School Audit models and running the same in managed and partner schools
Believing in the Almighty for his continued blessings, he has infinite faith in the potential of students, sta and the team that works with him. His general interests include literature, music and travelling and in the field of education, school improvement programmes, sta and leadership development and training programmes, curriculum and resource development, budgets and planning as well as starting schools. These are his core interests within which he has proven track records.