Faculty of Education, UM recognises the work of all educators
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World Teachers’ Day, which is celebrated on the 5th of October, is being marked by the Faculty of Education, University of Malta, in a message lauding the work of educators, local and international.
It said that teachers have a highly significant role in society, and their work deserves adequate recognition and praise.
In a statement the Faculty said that “the teaching profession’s importance may not always be duly acknowledged, although it is evident to all that unless one values education and educators, all other professions and the whole workforce of the future will suffer.”
“The Faculty maintains its commitment towards quality education, embodied by its students, past and present,” it said.
It went on to praise and acknowledge the work of all teachers who perform their duties with disadvantaged learners, or in difficult conditions..
“While technology can be a useful resource, the work of educators can never be replaced by it, and hence the need to reward effort and give them the necessary support,” said the Faculty.
World Teachers’ Day has been held annually on the 5th of October since 1994 and commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.