Friday, October 5, 2012

'Take a stand for teachers' and Let’s thank our teachers

In celebration of World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5, Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro urged the nation to look kindly at our mentors and give them the recognition they deserve by saying “Thank You.”
“All of us were once students and we all have at least one teacher who have made a difference in our lives and to whom we owe who we are today,” Luistro said.

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MANILA, Philippines - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) highlighted the importance of giving teachers the "recognition and support they deserve" as countries celebrate World Teachers' Day today, October 5. It has chosen "Take a stand for teachers" as this year's theme.

"Teachers are the custodians of learning; they impart knowledge, values and skills; at their best, they tap into the hopes and talents of young people and help them to grow into productive citizens. Yet too often, teachers are not given the recognition and support they deserve," said UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova in a message published in the UNESCO website.

"On World Teachers Day, I pay tribute to the millions of teachers around the world who are working with passion and skill to nurture their students and whose influence on our world is potentially profound. Let us recognize that investing in teachers is a wise investment in our efforts to build strong economies, cohesive societies and a future of dignity and opportunity for all," Bokova said