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Happy World’s Teachers Day

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We sincerely need more teachers in Nigeria! The statistics are disturbingly low for us to attain the already extended date for achieving universal basic education in the world. Nigeria has a very significant role to play in ensuring that this feat is achieved worldwide.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that to achieve the goal of universal primary education by 2020 countries will need to recruit a total of 12.6 million primary teachers. World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2015 highlights the fact that teachers must be empowered as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies.”
“What is being done about it? The slogan for this year’s World’s Teachers Day celebration is “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies”. Read more from UNESCO.

It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training and low status.

We will ensure that teachers and educators are empowered, adequately recruited, well-trained, professionally qualified, motivated and supported within well-resourced, efficient and effectively governed systems.’ – Incheon Declaration, WEF 2015

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that to achieve the goal of universal primary education by 2020 countries will need to recruit a total of 12.6 million primary teachers.
World Teachers’ Day on October 5 highlights the fact that teachers must be empowered as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies.

The Incheon Declaration at the World Education Forum (WEF) in May 2015 clearly recognized the importance of empowerment. At the forum 1600 participants from 160 countries committed to “ensure that teachers and educators are empowered, adequately recruited, well-trained, professionally qualified, motivated and supported within well-resourced, efficient and effectively governed systems”.

The Oslo Summit, “Education for Development”, held in July 2015, highlighted the need for further investment in teacher education. The proposed Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015, include a specific objective under Goal 4 to by 2030 “substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States”

More @ www.unesco.org

As usual, every year I dedicate a poem to teachers. Here it goes!
PERSONAL ATTENTION
By Robert John Meehan

Personal attention
a gifted child leads
Personal attention
an average child needs
Personal attention
at risk child pleads
Personal attention
a dyslexic child reads
Personal attention
an autistic child deeds
Personal attention
a parent plants the seeds
Personal attention
is what every child needs
Thus, Personal attention
is what every teacher heeds

….and join us at LCCl Alausa Ikeja Lagos today October 5th, 2015 to celebrate today. We will be discussing ‘Education as it affects you and I’ & ‘What should we really be teaching in the 21st century?’ ‪‬
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HAPPY TEACHERS’ DAY TO ALL MY COLLEAGUES AROUND THE WORLD! I CHERISH YOUR WORK, YOU INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY! 🙂

One thought on “Happy World’s Teachers Day

  1. Omolara Ayeni Post author

    First i thank God for another opportunity he gave the living teachers to be alive to celebrate this day. A shout out to all teachers!
    thank you for the interview you granted on the radio , you have represented and spoken well for teachers. God will speak for you too , I hope the people in places of authority also listened and pay more attention to the issues of teachers.

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