WEB DESK: Like other parts of the globe, World Teachers Day is being marked on October 5 (Friday) in Pakistan, the day recognized as the role of teachers play in providing quality education at all levels.
Teachers are recognized for their contributions to society on World Teachers Day.
Various events are arranged in many countries around the world on or around October 5. These include celebrations to honor teachers in general or those who have made a special contribution to a particular community.
The day may also be marked by conferences emphasizing the importance of teachers and learning, extra training sessions for teachers, recruitment drives for the teaching profession among university students or other suitably qualified professionals and events to increase the profile of teachers and the role they play in the media.
Trade unions or other professional organizations that represent teachers play an important role in organizing World Teachers Day events in many countries.
On October 5, 1994, the first World Teachers Day was held. This event has been organized on the same date each year since then. However, local events may be on some other date close to October 5, so that they do not fall during fall (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) school vacations. In 2002, Canada Post issued a postage stamp to commemorate World Teachers Day.
In Pakistan, According to reports, surveys more than 20 million children are out of school. Furthermore, lack of facilities, ghost teachers in state schools is a menace for Pakistan and a hurdle for a prosperous country.