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Teachers Celebrate World Teachers Day Today

Teachers Celebrate World Teachers Day Today

Ghana today joins the global community to mark world teachers’ day.UNESCO proclaimed 5 October to be World Teachers’ Day in 1994, celebrating the great step made for teachers on October 5, 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.

Since its adoption, the Recommendation has been considered an important set of guidelines to promote teachers’ status in the interest of quality education.

October 5 also celebrates the adoption by the UNESCO General Conference in 1997 of the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel.

World Teachers’ Day 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters will also include the ceremony of the Hamdan Prize awards and a seminar with the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART) experts.

UNESCO is calling on everyone can help by celebrating the profession, by generating awareness about teacher issues, by ensuring that teacher respect is part of the natural order of things.

It is also urging the global community to take opportunity of the day to discuss, compare, learn, argue, share and improve.

As part of the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day, GNAT selects a Needy School and some pupils/students in the host region to benefit from GNAT’s largesse.

The Kwanteng D/A Primary School in the Asutifi South District of the Brono-Ahafo Region will benefit from a 2-Unit Pavillion Classroom Block for the Kindergarten Department.

Fifty (50) pupils/students from Baniantwer SDA Basic in the Kintampo District and Mensahkrom SDA Basic in the Sunyani Municipality will be provided with school attire, school bags, canvas boots, textbooks and stationery to motivate them to go to school.

Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama who is campagning in the Brono-Ahafo region will join the people to mark the day.


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Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of EducationGhana Limited and the Managing Editor at . He is a passionate writer,a publicist and an online Marketer and Promoter. He is Ghana's number 1 Education Blogger who brings all happenings in the Ghanaian Education Sector ,from Basic to Tertiary, to the doorsteps of readers on He is also the Founder of Education Awards Ghana which will soon be launched in Ghana to help boosts the Education Sector. He is Passionate about Promoting Education in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. Ferdinand Completed Accra College of Education and was Awarded a Diploma In Basic Education by the University of Cape Coast and Currently reading Psychology and Foundation of Education with Management and Accounting Options at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Ferdinand is willing to work with any organization who believes in Promoting quality business as well as Education in Ghana and Africa. You can Contact him for Promotion of Events,Advertisements,Publications and any other business through Education Ghana.

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