Teachers & Students Mark World Teachers' Day with UNESCO in Islamabad

Islamabad, 5 October 2013: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Pakistan in collaboration with Ghazali Education Trust (GET) organized a walk
in Islamabadto mark the World Teachers Day (WTD) and pay tribute to teachers in Pakistan for their contribution to the education of millions of students.

The walks started from China Chowk and concluded near the Parliament House. Representatives of UNESCO and Ghazli Education Trust along with hundreds of school children, teachers, social workers, political activists and media personnel participated in the walk. The march was concluded with a song of appreciation for teachers by a group of students followed by paying of tributes by prominent speakers. Deputy Head of UNESCO, Dr. Roshan Chitrakar, in conveying the message of UNESCO Pakistan Director/Representative Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, applauded the efforts of 1.2 million teachers of Pakistan, for their contributions to educating over 24 million children and youths of the country. He also highlighted the need to work toward addressing the issue of the teacher's availability and capacity which the Pakistani education system was currently facing.

Fauzia Kasuri, representing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf paid tribute to Pakistani teachers and said that her party emphasized addressing the problem of out of school children in Khyber Pakhuntwa in order to achieve the goal of universal primary education.

Addressing the gathering, Syed Amir Mehmood, Executive Director, Ghazali Education Trust, said that non-availability of resources and economic instability were the paramount problems of teachers in Pakistan.
The walk concluded with distribution of awards among the teachers and speakers.

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