The World Teachers Day, October 5, is a day set aside annually to commemorate the signing of an all-important document of ‘ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the pivotal status of Teachers’ adopted by the Ministers of Education of Nations under the United Nations Organisation (UNO) on 5th October 1966.
In celebration of this year’s World Teachers Day, the Oyo State government has declared today, October 5 as a public holiday for teachers in the state.
The Oyo State Government while congratulating the teachers said the day is a special day, hence the work-free day commemoration.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, the government congratulated affirmed that the role of teachers in nation-building cannot be over emphasized.
“Teachers are the integral part of national development as they passionately mold the lives of future leaders. We urge them not to relent in their calling to reposition the education sector.
The day is particularly set aside to bring global attention to the world most profession and the welfare of its practitioners.