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For Immediate Release
October 3, 2018


St. John’s, NL… World Teachers’ Day is October 5 and this year’s theme is Teachers, the Heartbeat of Public Education, and was selected by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) to highlight the importance and unwavering commitment of teachers both in and outside of the classroom.

“This year on World Teachers’ Day we want to recognize that teachers are the core of public education,” says Dean Ingram, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. “Teachers worldwide are responsible for preparing children and youth for the future and World Teachers’ Day highlights the great work of all teachers.”

Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador will join more than 30 million of their colleagues around the globe marking World Teachers’ Day. In 1994 the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated October 5 World Teachers’ Day at the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education in Geneva. The date coincides with the anniversary of the adoption in 1966 of the Recommendations concerning the Status of Teachers. In adopting the UNESCO recommendation, governments around the world unanimously recognized the need and importance for society to have competent, qualified and motivated teachers.

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For further information contact:
Lesley-Ann Browne, NLTA Communications, Tel: 709-726-3223, ext. 228; 682-3751 (cellular);