ZIMTA’s MESSAGE ON WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY 5 Oct 2017 PDF Print E-mail

THEME: Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers

 

1.  Today 5 October 2017, Teachers in Zimbabwe and Globally are celebrating World Teachers’ Day, which is also known as the International Day of Teachers.

Read more........................................

ZIMTA’s MESSAGE ON WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

5 Oct 2017

 

THEME: Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers

 

1.  Today 5 October 2017, Teachers in Zimbabwe and Globally are celebrating World Teachers’ Day, which is also known as the International Day of Teachers.

2.  World Teachers’ Day is a day that is set aside for celebrating teachers locally and globally, through appreciating them, improving on their welfare and assessing their needs. The day seeks to celebrate the roles that teachers play in providing quality education at all levels to ensure that the needs of future generations are met by teachers.

3.  “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers” is the theme for this year’s celebrations which shall be done at provincial levels throughout Zimbabwe and ZIMTA members are all welcome to attend and participate.

4. As the  2017   Teachers’ Day theme suggests “Teaching in  Freedom,” requires teachers to be granted professional freedom, their independence and to be supported with the appropriate tools for teaching and learning in order to achieve quality education in ALL Zimbabwean schools, and not SOME Zimbabwean schools.

5.  As communities celebrate the great work of teachers TODAY, ZIMTA calls upon ALL to reflect on the challenges that TODAY’s teacher faces in their endeavours to deliver quality   education.  Government, parents and civil society need to be reminded that teachers’ empowerment must come through:

•  Improved remuneration, the majority of teachers are being paid salaries below their grades, experience and educational qualifications. Teachers want their salaries reviewed as a matter of urgency

•  Availing of teaching and learning   tools and   resources, mostly needed for the implementation of the new curriculum, this must be prioritised in the 2018 National Budget for Zimbabwe

•  Recruitment of   qualified teachers in ALL   public schools and not  SOME public schools. Qualified teachers are the major determinant to achieving quality education in all schools. No child deserves to be taught by an unqualified teacher.

•  Restoration of good working conditions, such as granting of vacation leave days, revised hardship or rural allowances and others.

6.  Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 4, also supports the empowerment of teachers, who need to be supported in carrying out the task of “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all”

7.  ZIMTA believes that education as a Human Right, should be accessed by ALL and the government of Zimbabwe should guarantee the access of quality education by all Zimbabweans through increased funding and national budgetary allocations that seek to ensure that every Zimbabwean has equal access to learning opportunities.

8.  Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers, is a theme that calls on everyone involved to observe and take cognisance of the UNESCO / ILO 1966 Recommendations and the 1997 UNESCO Recommendations that sets forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and their international standards in teacher  recruitment, teaching and learning conditions and further professional development.

Congratulations to all Teachers in Zimbabwe and Happy World Teachers’ Day

MAKOROKOTO!!

AMHLOPE!!

 

Download Word Document

 

 

 

 

  Copyright ©ZIMTA 2011 Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions   Website by Cyberplex Africa