Vice President U Myint Swe praised the role of teachers in producing youths of intellect and intelligence for the country at a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw to mark World Teachers’ Day.
“Teachers are the ones who are able to produce youths of mental prowess and intellectual faculty, resources which are needed for our country”, U Myint Swe said yesterday
The Vice President pointed out that October 5 has been internationally recognised as World Teachers’ Day since 1998, with ceremonies held worldwide.
“Teachers are endowed with responsibilities such as ensuring for the well-being of students, advising them in their careers, sacrificing for their pupils, kindness, sympathy, vicarious feeling towards their success and being void of sufferings,” he added.
He continued to say that teachers are instilling young minds with the spirit of excellence, discipline and wisdom. In recognition of these accomplishments, it is not surprising that ceremonies are being celebrated across the globe.
The theme for WTD 2016 is Valuing Teachers, Improving Their Status. This recognises that the values, dignities and standards of teachers are revered in the international sphere. The quality of a student depends upon a teacher. Thus development of a teacher’s quality is of great importance. Accordingly, refresher courses and sharing talks are being conducted, sending teachers for overseas learning by the government.
Dr Kyi Shwin, general-secretary of the national commission for UNESCO Myanmar, read out messages sent by 5 group leaders under UNESCO. Dr Win Tun, director-general of planning and training department, Education Research Bureau, reported a brief record of honorary doyens and outstanding teachers.
The Vice President and the First Lady presented prizes to honorable personnel. Union Ministers Thura U Aung Ko, Dr Win Myat Aye and Dr Myo Thein Gyi and U Win Thein, chairman of Union Civil Service Board, presented prizes to the winners of essay, poem and article writing competitions.
Teachers and students performed a dance featuring panpyolet song.
Present at the ceremony were chairman and members of national education policy commission, parliamentarians, representatives of the UN, UNESCO, allied organisations and invited guests.—Myanmar News Agency