World Teachers’ Day being marked today


LAHORE – World Teacher Day is being observed today (Wednesday) across the world with teachers, students, activists, and representatives of various local and international organisations expected to participate in various rallies, seminars and gatherings.

“Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status” is the World Teachers Day slogan for 2015.

The day highlights the fact that teachers must be empowered as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies.

World Teacher Day has been held annually on October 5 since 1994 with the aim to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by the educators.

This year World Teachers’ Day marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. It is also the first world Teachers’ Day (WTD) to be celebrated within the new Global Education 2030 Agenda adopted by the world community one year ago.

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