Minister encourages community to thank teachers

| 05/10/2011

(CNS): As part of the celebrations for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s World Teacher’s Day Every, the education minister is asking the community to stop and say thank you to Cayman’s teachers. Rolston Anglin said that many of us can still remember at least one teacher who made a lasting impression on our lives. “We often forget, however, to stop and simply say thank you or to show our gratitude for the life-changing impact they’ve had,” he said as he encouraged parents and the wider community to join him in thanking teachers. “Our goal for a high quality public education system that will ensure every child succeeds starts with motivated and knowledgeable teachers. They are at the centre of the process,” he added.

Anglin said parents must work closely with their children’s teachers as their participation in children’s education was a major factor in guaranteeing their success.

World Teachers’ Day is observed by more than 100 countries globally on 5 October when teachers across the globe are celebrated by their employers, students, parents, communities and teaching organisations. The day has been observed annually since1994 as World Teachers’ Day, after UNESCO adopted the “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers”. This year’s theme is 'Teachers for Gender Equality'.

Observed in conjunction with Education International (EI), the day is used to celebrate and promote international standards for the teaching profession. Both organisations also aim to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by the teaching profession.
Students and community members may share photos of their World Teachers’ Day celebrations or send e-cards to teachers from Information on this year’s theme, as well as the annual celebration’s history, is also available there.


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