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World Teachers' Day celebrated in Sindh with the Teachers of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

World Teachers' Day was celebrated with enthusiasm, zeal and commitment in Sindh at a jointly organized event at Marriott, Karachi by Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority, Government of Sindh, UNESCO and USAID.

Participated by a large number of teachers, representatives of teacher unions, parliamentarians, development partners, media and civil society organizations, there was a festivity, cheers and standing ovation for the teachers. Senior Minister, Education & Literacy Department, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, presided the ceremony for teachers and applauded the hard work of teachers. He expressed his commitment in improving the quality of teaching and in raising the status of teachers in the society. He spoke of various interventions launched by present government on professional development of teachers, including Associate Degree in Education (ADE). He shared amidst the roar of clapping that the Sindh Government is trying its best in improving the cadre of teaching and trying to bring it competitively closer and equal to cadre of doctors and engineers.

Representatives of Teacher Unions praised the efforts of Senior Minister and Education Department in improving the access and quality of education in the province. They particularly admired various professional development interventions launched by the current government. They resolved to work together with the Education Department in improving the education standards in the province by promoting education for all and taking action against the ghost teachers.

Earlier, while reading the message of Director UNESCO, Islamabad, Provincial Coordinator, Kazi Ayaz Mahessar, emphasized on the importance of improving the working conditions and status of teachers. He stressed that teachers are the key in realizing the fundamental right of all Pakistani Children to Free and Compulsory Education, as guaranteed in Article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan.

USAID presented the success stories of their recent intervention in launching ADE - Associate Degree in Education through Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority. The associate degree in education prepares the future teachers in the state-of-art and modern techniques in teaching. About 100 candidates are currently enrolled in ADE in Sindh.

Among the notable participants at the event were the Members of Provincial Assembly, Ms. Humaira Alwani, Ms. Kulsoom Chandio, Ms. Rashida Panhwar, USAID Education Advisor, Ms. Aabira Sher Afgan, Dean Faculty of Education, Ms. Perveen Munshi, Vice President of Corporate Development in Vienna, Mr. Iqbal Tareen, Editor daily Nawa-e Waqt, Mr. Saeed Khawar, Editor daily Jang, Mr. Nazir Leghari and Director Institute of Education Development - Aga Khan University, Dr. Muhammad Memon.

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