The World Teachers’ Day coincide with the Tafea PSC and Career Day

Around 116 teachers in TAFEA Province received permanent Letters of Long Service by the Vanuatu Teachers Service Commission at a ceremony to mark the World Teachers’ Day at Laminu Stadium, Lenakel on Tanna yesterday.

The Minister of Education, Jean Pierre Nirua was present to hand over the letters to the teachers. October 5 is World Teachers’ Day and to celebrate this day, the UNESCO and Education International (EI) mounts a campaign each year to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society. In this year’s celebration, they partner with the private sector such as media organizations to achieve this purpose.

This year’s theme is ‘Young Teachers: The future of the Profession’.

The day provides the occasion to celebrate the profession of teaching, to acknowledge the achievements.

In addressing the occasion, Minister Nirua commended the teachers for their significant role as educators throughout the nation and he called for recognition and respect to be given and maintained to teachers at all times.

This is the first ever event to be held in TAFEA Province under the leadership of the Government and the Minister of Education, who organized this year’s World Teachers’ Day and not Vanuatu Teachers Union as done in the past.

The Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Martin Mahe and the Secretary General of the PSC, Jean-Yves Bibi, were also present at the event.

The World Teachers’ Day is organized to coincide with the PSC Day and the Career Day.

The TAFEA Province PSC Day was also officially launched.

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