World Teachers’ Day: Celebrating the Value of Educators

‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery'

Teachers play a very important key role in our lives and the nation as a whole. And Teachers, apart from imparting formal education, they also teach many values to their students.

Teachers, as mentors, guides, and knowledge givers, they shoulder the responsibility of nurturing the younger generation with wisdom, skills and the right approach towards life itself.

And this year’s theme of World Teachers’ Day is ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.’

On 5 October every year, International Teachers’ Day or World Teachers’ Day is observed across the globe. It’s a day celebrated to highlight the key responsibilities, rights and value of teachers, as well as issues related to teachers and teaching.

In 1994, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed October 5, as World Teachers’ Day by . Therefore, the day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

How this Year’s will be celebrated?

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a five-day series of global and regional events will take place to commemorate this year’s celebration. These events will showcase the effects that the global pandemic has had on the teaching profession.

Also, the events will highlight its effective and promising policies which are aimed at establishing the various steps to ensuring that teaching personnel develop their full potentials. Therefore, on this day, various programmes are organized in the various educational establishments to honour teaching personnel.

“On World Teachers’ Day, we are not only celebrating every teacher. We are calling on countries to invest in them and prioritize them in global education recovery efforts so that every learner has access to a qualified and supported teacher. Let’s stand with our teachers!”, a joint message published by Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Ms Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, and Mr David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International on World teachers’ Day 2021.