Happy World Teachers' Day

Friday 05 October 2018

Today is World Teachers’ Day – a UNESCO/ International Labour Organisation (ILO) event which recognises the importance of education and the work of teachers.

The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2018 is “The Right to Education Means the Right To Qualified Teachers”.

In a joint statement, UNESCO, Unicef, ILO, Education International and the United Nations Development Programme said the 2018 World Teachers’ Day theme - “The Right to Education Means the Right to Qualified Teachers” - provides an opportunity to “remind governments and the international community of the importance of safeguarding that right by investing in a strong teaching workforce, including in conflict affected countries. To ensure that all children are prepared and take their place in society, teachers must receive effective training and support to respond to the needs of all students, including the most marginalised.”

For more information on World Teachers’ Day 2018 click here www.ei-ie.org