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World Teachers Day, Lahore

UNESCO Islamabad supported Punjab Department of Literacy and NFBE for organization of a Seminar on the eve of World Teachers' Day in Lahore on 11th October, 2012. As per theme of
this year "Take a stand for the Teachers", the Department invited many educationists along with Director UNESCO Islamabad for a key note speech on the occasion. The event was attended by a large number of teachers, students, vice-chancellors of the universities, government officials and media.

Director UNESCO Islamabad made the speech on the role of the teachers in combating illiteracy and highlighted that Pakistan's sustainable economic growth depends on its human resources of the next generation, young women and men. She emphasized that Pakistan certainly need qualified and competent teachers, particularly good female teachers, dynamic teachers with global ideas, dedicated to motivate communities and parents to send their children to school. She emphasized the Department of Literacy & NFBE and Department of Education that we need teachers, who can convince that "Education is truly good investment in our life".

Chief Guest of the event was Justice (Retd.) Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan, Chairman, Punjab Compulsory Education Commission. In his concluding address, he explained and highlighted the role of teachers in the education system to eradicate the illiteracy from the province. He also advised the teachers to serve to nation without any prejudice. He advised the teachers to gain more and more knowledge in order to provide quality education to all.

 Press Coverage, Tribune - Lahore Teacher's Day

  Joint Message by UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and Education
   International on World Teachers Day En | Ur
  World Teachers' Day Poster
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