Aquino sets ‘National Teachers’ Month’
Philippine News Agency
MANILA – President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the period from September 5 to October 5 of every year as National Teachers’ Month.
Proclamation No. 242 was signed on Aug. 24, 2011 by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. “to revitalize the image of teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and national development.”
President Aquino said that “the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated October 5 of every year as World Teachers’ Day, which is a day to celebrate the central role that teachers play in guiding the children, youth and adults through the life-long learning process.”
The President underscored the need to generate widespread awareness and support for World Teachers’ Day in the Philippines.
He said the occasion can be used to celebrate the unique role and service that teachers play in guiding families, strengthening communities, and building the nation.
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