Today, 22 years ago, World Teachers’ Day was initiated

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Education International inaugurated World Teachers Day at an international teacher’s conference in Geneva on 5 October 1994.

The day was initiated with the intention to focus public attention on the work of the teachers.

5 October has since then been celebrated annually by acknowledging the work and role played by teachers around the world.

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Source: South African History Online

Compiled by Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News