World Teachers’ Day – Celebrating our teachers
World Teachers’ Day is celebrated the world over on 5th October to honour and appreciate teachers for their valuable contribution to society.

One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 World Teachers’ Day will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process under the theme: “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”.

With the advent of COVID-19, teachers had to embrace tools of technology to ensure that learning continued and that children received messages of encouragement to keep them motivated, particularly learners in the foundation phase who struggled to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

We celebrate and salute all teachers today, may you remember on this day and every day throughout the year that you are valued and that your contribution to society transcends the classroom.

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

To our teachers, your endless toil to ensure a brighter future for our children is not in vain. We honour you and admire your tenacity to remain true to your calling, despite the many challenges that teachers face on a daily basis.

The work of the Council seeks to ensure the wellbeing of teachers and in turn to improve the quality of education in public schools. We therefore remain passionate about celebrating teachers and their influence in society.
Issued by the General Secretary on behalf of the Executive Committee of the ELRC.
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