We are facing another celebratory Teachers Day today and the number one question asked all around the Maldives is “Do you respect your teachers?” I think this is a very important question to ask individually yourself. From a primary student to an adult working in a daily job should ask this question as teachers are not only people who work at schools but, anyone who teaches you anything.
“I believe that the well-deserved praises and salary for teachers would never be given. As their sacrifices and their work are much more than that.”
The question was raised by our Education Minister Dr. Aishath Ali on her special message on the occasion. On her message, she emphasized very much on the respect given to the teachers as well as the salary bandwidth for the teachers and how they are not valued much in our society. It is also believed that if competent teachers are not made and leave the industry due to there factors, the generations that follow are in a deep dark hole. The foundation made for the next generation is laid by none other than the teachers. The amount of teachers leaving the field worldwide is increasing drastically, mainly because of the dark future career-wise in the field.
Minister also stated that each and every one of us would have faced that one teacher who made us change the way we think and our future aspects and that might have been the reason what made us who we are today. “I believe that the well-deserved praises and salary for teachers would never be given. As their sacrifices and their work are much more than that.”
This year’s motto for the Teachers Day is “Young teachers; The future of Education”