Malawi to celebrate World teacher’s day on October 25

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……Outstanding teachers to be recognised

The Ministry of Education has announced that the country has set for October 25, as the day to celebrate the World Teachers day instead of the original October 5.

The World Teacher’s Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 when a special intergovernmental conference convened in Paris, France, adopted the UNESCO/ International Labour Organisation (ILO) recommendation concerning the status of Teachers.

The recommendation by the UNESCO/ILO sets forth the rights and responsibilities of Teachers as we as International standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, deployment, teaching snd learning conditions and the recommendation has become an important set of guidelines in promoting Teacher’s status in the interest of quality education.

The day provides the country an opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession, take stock of its achievements and address issues Central to attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talent in the profession.

According to the press release signed by the secretary for Education, Chikondano C Mussa, this year’s ceremony for the celebration which is commemorated under the theme “Transformation of Education starts with Teachers” will take place in Blantyre at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel and it will culminate into awards of outstanding teachers and teachers educator.

Part of the press release reads, “The celebrations will start with a Transformation Walk from Clock Tower through Chipembere Highway and Victoria Avenue led by the Guest of Honour, Hon. Monica Chang’anamuno, M.P., Deputy Minister of Education, who will be joined by Teachers, Government Officials, Development Partners, Educationists and the general public among others in the march that will be spiced up with music by the Malawi Police Brass Band.”

The press release added that this year in particular, countries have an opportunity to also recognize the contribution of teachers to continuity of learning as we recover from the effects of the COVID19 pandemic. In view of this, the Ministry takes cognizance and fully appreciates all those that have come forth to support these cerebration in monetary, technical and various other ways.

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