By Jude Atupulazi
The Vice-Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has felicitated teachers around the world, especially in Nigeria, describing their sacrifice for the growth of education in the country as commendable.
In a message to mark the International Teachers’ Day, Obi described them as the most critical part of human development through education. He noted that no meaningful development
would be witnessed in the education sector without the contribution of teachers.
‘As a committed apostle and vocal preacher of investment in education, I reiterate the need for governments to make aggressive investments in education, and, in the same vein, take teachers’ welfare very seriously. Prompt payment of salaries and benefits to teachers are part of the educational investments that must be taken seriously by the government,’
He encouraged teachers to remain committed to their duties as moral and educational formators of children and young people and charged them to always teach by example; while beyond the classrooms, be shining examples of nobility, patriotism and productivity.
The World Teacher’s Day, 2021 was celebrated on October 5, with the theme, ”Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery.”