Sunday October 9, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Teacher is a person who always makes effort to provide education to students, as a teacher’s role may vary among cultures.
Teachers may provide instruction in literacy and numeracy, craftsmanship or vocational training, the arts, religion, civics, community roles, or life skills. According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. Mujib Mehrdad, the spokesperson for the ministry of education said, ‘a teacher is a person who always makes effort to make literate the children of a society and help them reach their goals.’ He added that the ministry of education makes effort to change the teachers’ life condition. To encourage the teachers in World Teachers’ Day, Mehrdad said, ‘the ministry distributed first-degree, second-degree and third-degree certificates with some other privileges to elite teachers in Teacher Day.’ Replying a question, Mehrdad said, ‘the ministry of education has planned that in cooperation with ministry of rural rehabilitation and urban development to distribute lands to 3103 teachers and, likewise, it is trying to build townships to teachers.’
The ministry of education is also making effort to increase the salaries of teachers and much will be done in this respect, Mehrdad continued. On future plan of the ministry, Mehrdad said, ‘the ministry has considered capacity building for teachers in its five years strategy, in which different workshops and seminars will be held so the teachers not to face any problems in their life anymore, in term of their salaries and houses’ rents.’
In the capital Kabul, majority of teachers are professional but in remote areas, most of the teachers are 12th grade graduates or lower, Mehrdad went on to say, adding the ministry is making effort to work on teachers’ capacity building and solve these problems. Likewise, in five-year strategy of the ministry, the ground is paved to all children of the country to attend schools, as unfortunately, today almost 3.5 million children don’t access school. World Teachers’ Day is annually held on October 5 since 1994, aiming to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.