World Teachers Day is held on the 5th October each year, a day for appreciating and improving the educators of the world and to provide support for teachers to ensure that future generations have their needs met.
World Teachers’ Day 2017 will be celebrated under the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”, echoing the 2015 theme that followed the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September 2015, when teacher empowerment was reaffirmed as a top priority in all education and development strategies.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel, an international conference will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. It will bring together teachers, trainers, policy-makers, as well as researchers and other education stakeholders to celebrate teaching, academic freedom, and ideas on how to ensure quality higher education and a sustainable future for the teaching profession.
Teaching is one of the most central, vital professionals to society but does not receive the respect and acknowledgement it deserves in some parts of the world.
According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the world needs 69 Million teachers if we are to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030.
ABMA Education would like to thank all of our teachers and lecturers that support our learners across the world.