October 5 every year marks the National and World Teacher’s Day to our dear teachers. This day honors teachers and teacher organizations for making vital contributions to the education and development of our future leaders. On this day, many also come together and organize meetings, conferences to identify problems being faced by teachers of the country as well as globally and find solutions to those issues.
Theme: This year marks the 28th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day and the theme is “The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers”.
Teacher’s Vital Role
Teachers played a vital role in shaping our future. They made a difference in our lives. They helped set us on the right career path. Some teachers encouraged us to achieve even more in life and try something new. They also encouraged us even those times that we are down in order to face some of our difficulties. Even though their profession is a teacher but they have a lot of impact in our life. Some teachers even become our close friends. To others, teachers are counselors and guardian angels.
Our teachers also faced a lot of challenges. They are having some difficult time in providing us the best education. Some of the issues that they commonly faced are lack of resources, disruptive environments and limited time.
As teachers prepare students for the future, it’s more important than ever to recognize the difficult job they do.
Teacher’s Day in the Philippines
In coordination with National Teachers’ Day Coordinating Council (NTDCC) and the National Teachers’ Month Coordinating Council (NTDCC), DepEd celebrates the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5 with the theme, “Gurong Pilipino: Dangal ng Sambayanang Pilipino (Filipino Teachers: Pride of the Filipino Nation).”
These celebrations, DepED said, are under Presidential Proclamation No. 242 series of 2011 titled Declaring the Period from September 5 to October 5 of Every Year as National Teachers’ Month; Republic Act No. 10743 titled An Act Declaring the Fifth Day of October of Every Year as a National Teachers’ Day and its Implementing Rules And Regulations (IRR) and the designation of the World Teachers’ Day every 5th of October by the United Nations Education and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO).
DepED explained that the celebrations of NTD/WTD aim to “honor those who are in the teaching profession.”
The NTD/WTD also aims to “acknowledge and give emphasis on the crucial role, loyal service and dedicated commitment of teachers in developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities, and building the nation.”
Origin of World Teachers’ Day
October 5 was proclaimed as World Teachers’ Day by UNESCO in 1994, with the aim of honoring the adoption of UNESCO/ILO Recommendation. This was a part of the intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris that recognized the status of teachers in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
After the adoption of this recommendation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared October 5 to be World Teachers’ Day.
Here in Bohol, we are very grateful to our teachers for providing us with good education to prepare our children’s future. We are very thankful for all your efforts!
Happy teacher’s day to all our Boholano teachers! 🙂