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The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘The Teachers We Need For The Education We Want: The Global Imperative to Reverse The Teacher Shortage’. Photo-unesco.org

World Teachers Day is dedicated to recognizing the role and commitment of individuals to teaching profession globally.

It is marked on October 5. On the occasion, the United Nations said the world was currently facing a decline in working conditions of teachers and called for an improvement.

Also, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) advocated at least N200,000 as minimum wage for teachers in Nigeria.

In a statement by its National Mobilization Officer, Adaramoye Lenin, and Deputy National Coordinator, Isaac Ogunjimi, the group explained that there was the need to provide decent classrooms, libraries, laboratories and other functional facilities to ease the job of teachers.

The group also called for unity between the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Private School Teachers Union of Nigeria (PRISCTUN) and proper funding of education sector.

Kwara commends teachers

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq commended teachers for their hard work and renewed commitment to the task of raising leaders and serving as the beacons of light.

In a message by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor restated his commitment to the ideal of not just hiring the best hands for the job, but also ensuring prompt payment of their salaries and other welfare packages

 

Writing by Omolola Ameen; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu

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