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Celebrating Teachers: Don't be Ungrateful. If You Can Spell and Write Down Your Name, Appreciate It.

Considering that the fact that teachers mold future generations, taking one day every year to say “thank you” is the least we can do.

Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

This looks to help address the standards set with regards to teachers surrounding education personnel policy, recruitment, training, personal development and working conditions.

But has there been any improvement in the standard of living among the Teachers in Nigeria?

Gone are the days among our children who would gladly chose Teaching are a future profession due to the high level of respect they received in our country. but reverse is now the case as Teachers in Nigeria are subjected to all manners of abuse in the hands of both Government and Parents.

private school teachers suffer the most in this situation. They are paid peanuts which makes living difficult for them.

Teachers are one of the lowest salary earners as they are denied Minimum wages and special bonuses and arrears.

It is a common practice that teachers are own months of salary by Government who prefer to satisfy they political appointees with bogus salary which include unnecessary allowances such as wardrobes allowances and the rest.

The working conditions of our teachers are nothing to write home about.

Tens of Teachers can be packed in a so call staff room with little or no space to work with.

Teachers are now becoming an endangered species has technology has stepped into the gap making them to feel they are no longer needed unlike before.

Kids and their parents can show their appreciation by giving their teacher a heartfelt “thank you” card.

Government should also celebrate our teachers by providing them a conducive environment to work with.

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