World Teachers Day, also known as International Teachers’ Day, is observed annually on October 5th. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and appreciating the contributions of teachers and educators worldwide. This day provides an opportunity to recognize the vital role that teachers play in shaping the future by imparting knowledge and skills to students.
World Teachers’ Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This recommendation sets out the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
World Teachers’ Day serves as a reminder of the importance of teachers in building a better future through education and underscores the need for supporting and investing in their professional development and well-being. It’s a day to acknowledge and thank teachers for their dedication, hard work, and positive impact on society.
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