By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. Government through the Education Ministry has requested District Education Officers (DEOs), Municipality Education Officers (MEOs), parents, learners, other stakeholders and the general Public to provide teachers with necessary support as they observe World Teachers Day next week.
According to a letter by Alex Kakooza, Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary addressing to Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks in the country, the Ministry, together with Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) leadership are organizing the day’s celebrations nationally. Celebrations will be held at two levels.
The National celebrations will be held in Fort Portal, Kabarole district presided over by President Yoweri Museveni as the Chief Guest. He will be accompanied by the Minister of Education and sports, Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni and other Government Officials.
Mr. Kakooza says the District celebrations will be held in every district and Municipality in the country as has always been the case each year on 5th October, adding “It should be noted that all teachers both public and Private will be celebrating.”
“This serves to inform all DEOs/MEOs, parents, learners, other stakeholders and the general Public that teachers will be celebrating their day on Friday, 5th October 2018, and therefore thus will not be at the schools. You are requested to accord them the necessary support,” he said.
Also known as International Teachers Day, World Teachers Day is held yearly on October 5.
It is observed all over the world since 1994 after the UNESCO Recommendation concerning Teachers.
As indicated by UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day speaks to a massive token of the mindfulness, comprehension and thankfulness showed for the fundamental commitment that educators make in advancement by teaching.