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World Teachers' Day celebrated

08/10/2012 Joanna
Last Friday (October 5th), the efforts of those in jobs in education were recognised on World Teachers' Day.

Established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the event was focused on finding solutions to attracting top graduates to teaching and raising the status of teachers.

"On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as safeguards for teachers' rights and responsibilities," commented Irina Bokova, Unesco director-general.

"We expect a lot from teachers - they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us."

Michael Carrier, head of English Language innovation at the British Council, said the day was a chance for people to appreciate the contribution that their teachers had made to their lives.

"[We] perhaps should … pay silent tribute to the ones who helped us become who we are, who made an impact on our lives or inspired us to take a certain path."

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