Senior General sends message to mark World Teachers’ Day

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing underscored that the country requires many well-versed teachers to produce educated youths with obedience to discipline and morale in accord with the saying: “School is the birthplace of national moral standards”.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Thadoe Maha Thray Sithu Thadoe Thudhamma Min Aung Hlaing sent a message to the World Teachers’ Day which falls on 5 October today.
The Senior General urged teachers to have a high capacity for improvement of the education of students and they have to learn constantly, adding that teachers must create new concepts and ideas in their lives.
The message spotlighted that only when teachers are qualified will student youths be educated with high morality and can they serve the interests of the State and its nationals, beautifying the State and uplifting prestige. Moreover, the message highlighted the important role of teachers to implement the mission of basic education with the aim of enabling all school-age children to complete the basic education, at least KG+9 education, producing knowledge of rationality and analysis, fostering the duty conscientiousness responsibility and accountability for following public ethics, democratic practice and human rights, producing the youths with a wide range of scope, keenness to study and creativity, accepting diversity in individuals and societies with valuing the equality and applying the basic knowledge of peace.
The Senior General expressed the aims of teachers for nurturing the students to have good practices of cooperation and analysis, solving problems and initiating critical thinking and creativity while upholding the national spirit and patriotic spirit.
The message disclosed that paying respect to teachers has been flourishing as an act of remembering the gratitude of teachers as Myanmar traditions from ancient times to date.
The message highlighted the role of the teacher, saying that Myanmar nationals especially wish to pursue education, upholding the spirit of paying back debts of gratitude to the teachers and recognizing them as great benefactors in their lives.
The day, 5 October 1966, when the International Labour Organization and UNESCO signed the recommendations for the standards of teachers was designated as World Teachers’ Day. The significantly commemorative day has been marked across the world since 1994. This year’s celebration turned 30 years for the commemoration of the day.
In Myanmar, the Ministry of Education organized the World Teachers Day at the Yangon University Diamond Jubilee Hall on 5 October 2002, and this year’s occasion turned 22 years. — MNA/TTA

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