Education and Early Childhood Development
October 5, 2017

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

The dedication and contributions of teachers and educators in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the world are being recognized today in honour of World Teachers’ Day.

World Teachers’ Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in 1994 and is celebrated annually on October 5. This year’s theme is ‘Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers’.

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to over 5,600 teachers who work in classroom settings and administrative roles in our province’s school system.

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“In my role as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, through my work as an educator, and as a parent, I have experienced the unique ability of teachers to nurture, guide and inspire students. Today, I sincerely thank all of our teachers for their enduring dedication to their students and the teaching profession.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Learn More
UNESCO – World Teachers’ Day 2017 – en.unesco.org/events/world-teachers-day-2017 external link icon

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Media contact
Debbie Marnell
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1906, 699-9048
debbiemarnell@gov.nl.ca

2017 10 05                              9:55 a.m.