It was Brad Henry an American lawyer and politician who served as the 26th governor of Oklahoma. that said, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”
While David Price a former British professional boxer asserted that, “The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.”
The World Teachers’ Day celebrations 2023 focus on the theme “The Teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.”
As we celebrate Teachers’ Day this year, the theme underscores the critical challenge that the world faces, a shortage of teachers who are essential for delivering quality education and shaping the future.
This year World Teachers day theme aims to reduce the shortage in number of teachers and increase their strength globally. It also examine how education systems, societies, communities, and families recognise, appreciate, and actively support teachers.
Without over emphasising a teacher has the unique opportunity to make a transformative and lasting impact on the lives of their pupils and students. They contribute in shaping sustainable futures and offering personal fulfilment.
Teachers are not just individuals who impart knowledge; they are mentors, guides, and role models who inspire and nurture the leaders, thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow. Teachers empower their students to dream, learn, and grow, and their impact resonates throughout their students lives.
And the shortage of qualified teachers is a global issue that affects countries and communities around the world. It’s a crisis that impacts not only the present but also the future, as the quality of education directly correlates with the availability and competence of teachers.
The Teachers shortage is real, large and growing, and worsening. When indicators of teacher quality
(certification, relevant training, experience, etc.) are taken into account, the shortage of teacher’s is even more acute than currently estimated, with public schools suffering the most from the shortage of credentialed teachers.
To all the dedicated teachers who light the path of knowledge, your impact reaches far beyond the classroom. Thanks for being a source of inspiration and wisdom.
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