World Teachers’ Day is celebrated the world over on 5th October to honour and appreciate teachers for their valuable contribution to societal growth and transformation.

This year’s UNESCO theme is, “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. A reminder that teaching should reclaim its rightful place as a revered vocation, one that attracts young students who are eager to transform education with new ideas and invigorated passion.

We celebrate and salute all teachers today, may you remember on this day and every day throughout the year that you are valued and your contribution to society transcends the classroom. More than monetary reward, your legacy is firmly entrenched in the hearts of educated professionals who go on to change the course of history.

Success is inseparable from the role of the teacher as the future of our country rests in the hands of educated minds.

In the famous words of Nelson Mandela: A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

Thank you to our teachers for your tireless efforts that does not go unnoticed.

The work of the Council seeks to ensure the wellbeing of teachers and in turn improve the quality of education in public schools. We therefore remain passionate about celebrating teachers and their contribution to society.
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