ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 27 - The Department of Education (DepEd) has lined up several activities for the observance of the National Teachers Month in this city.
The National Teachers Month is from September 5 to October 5, which is also being observed as the World Teachers Day.
The activities included the following: Selection for Most Outstanding Teacher 2015 and Most Outstanding School Head 2015; Medical and Dental Mission for Teachers; Sports Competition; Expo 2015 on Innovative Teaching Materials; Amazing Teachers Challenge; Teachers Got Talent, My Voice (Solo and Duet); Creative Zumba; Holy Mass; and, Gala Night.
Dr. Pedro Melchor Natividad, city schools division superintendent, said Thursday that the observance of the teachers month observance is to give due recognition to our teachers.
Natividad said the celebration is aimed to acknowledge the crucial role, loyal service, and dedicated commitment of teachers in developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities, and building the nation.
He said the activity will also revitalize the image and respect for the teaching vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in the society.
He said it is an opportunity in building the image of teacher as an attractive and fulfilling profession.
The National Teachers Month celebration is now on its 4th year and is in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation No. 242 signed on August 24, 2012 by President Benigno S. Aquino III and to the designation of World Teachers Day every 5th of October, by United Nation Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (PNA)
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