Former Minister of Education and foremost campaigner of Bring back Our Girls, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has hailed teachers for the roles they played in all careers.
UNESCO had proclaimed 5 October every year to be World Teachers’ Day in 1994, celebrating the great step made for teachers on 5 October 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, in cooperation with the ILO.
This recommendation sets forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers as well as international standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions.
Mrs. Ezekwesili on her social media account attributed all accolades to Nigerian teachers on the World Teachers’ Day.
She said: “Teachers deserve our gratitude, honor and respect for being the progenitors of all careers”.
“My Shout-Out to all Teachers in our Land. We cannot thank YOU enough for teaching our children and grandchildren”.
“While we celebrate Teachers today being WorldTeachersDay , the best way to honor their Profession DAILY is to now help raise its STANDARD .
She recall how the administration of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo instituted Annual in-service training for Teachers nationwide and started with 145,000 teachers in September 2006. Wonder if it is still on.
“We addressed Inadequacy of Teachers in “Rural Nigeria” through a new Scheme: Federal Teacher Service Corp :40,000 NCE holders recruited and placed”.