Teachers have been tasked with developing the intellectual and artistic abilities of the next generation of society’s leaders as part of a teacher’s day celebration with the theme: THE TRANSFORMATION OF EDUCATION BEGINS WITH TEACHERS”.
Speaking with planet news, some teachers in Uyo described teacher’s day as one of the numerous holidays celebrated each year in educational institutions, regarding such day as significant. They however maintained that teaching is a noble profession that shapes the caliber and future of an individual.
Others expressed gladness for the opportunity of mentoring lives, inspiring hope, and instilling morals in the students, stressing that their virtues and heroic qualities should be appreciated.
They further highlighted some challenges faced by the teachers to include: reformation of salaries and wages payment, training and retraining of teachers for exploitation of the profession, creating health insurance scheme, paying of pension to retired teachers amongst others, enjoining other teachers to be committed to their duties.