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World Teachers’ Day- Why Celebrate?

World Teachers Day is celebrated to recognize teachers for their contribution to education and development.

This year’s World Teachers’ Day Celebration is on the theme, “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher”. This is to emphasize the need for the world to be concerned about the quality of teachers since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the need for inclusive, compulsory and equitable access to education for every child.

Since 1994, World Teachers Day has been marked annually to commemorate the signing of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. 

Access to education is still a major problem in many African countries. Even though Ghana has made some interventions including the introduction of the free Senior High School education policy, it is important to note that the involvement of trained and qualified teachers is prudent to ensure the smooth and successful running of Ghana’s educational system.

It is important that the government invests more in the training of teachers to ensure that there is an adequate number of qualified teachers to train the next generation of leaders.

As the world marks World Teachers Day, we celebrate all Ghanaian teachers. Ayekoo!

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October 5, 2018

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