Qatar Celebrates World Teachers Day

  • Publish date: Thursday، 22 December 2022 Last update: Thursday، 05 October 2023
Qatar Celebrates World Teachers Day

The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, celebrates World Teachers' Day, which falls on the fifth of October every year, where a number of teachers will be honored for their great contributions in the educational field.

World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession all over the world, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of what has been accomplished, and to draw attention to teachers who represent the nucleus of efforts to achieve the global goal of education, noting that UNESCO estimates indicate the need to employ sixty-nine million teachers to achieve universal education by 2030.

Qatar’s celebration of this occasion reflects a celebration of the teacher and the teaching profession, an appreciation of his role in the upbringing and educating generations, loyalty and understanding of the value of his efforts and hard work, and a desire for the teacher to assume a position that befits him and his mission.

In this context, teacher Fatima Muhammad Al-Shorouqi, a chemistry teacher at Qatar Technical Secondary School for Girls, praised the many capabilities and advantages that the state provides, which made the teaching profession the best among all similar professions, in recognition of the importance of the message it provides in building generations and the renaissance of the nation.

Al-Shorouqi, who won the Academic Excellence Award for the year 2022 in the category of distinguished teacher, indicated that among those tracks is the ministry’s sponsorship of many Qatari students who study at the College of Education at Qatar University through the “Tomooh” program or through the ministry itself, reviewing the many advantages granted by the state to teachers.

Pointing out that the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is working on many tracks and advantages to raising the proportion of the national component of the teaching corps in all state schools.

In turn, teacher Naglaa Mansour Ali Al-Khater, winner of the Scientific Excellence Award in the category of Distinguished Teacher also for the year 2022 AD, expressed her pride in belonging to the profession of teacher, which is considered one of the oldest human professions, and has great merit in building human civilization, and for being the profession of messengers and prophets.

Al-Khater pointed to the great support provided by the state to the teacher and the many advantages that the Ministry provided to all teaching staff. In this context, she sent a message to all the young men and women of Qatar, calling on them to engage in this sacred profession, in order to return a small part of what the country has provided to them.

It is noteworthy that the world has been celebrating World Teachers’ Day since 1994, which is an international day held annually to celebrate the signing in 1966 of the recommendation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Labor Organization regarding the status of teachers.

This recommendation is a tool for setting standards that address the conditions and situations of teachers all over the world and defines standards related to the policy of their employment, training, and working conditions.

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