Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (QNCECS) celebrated World Teachers’ Day, which falls on October 5 under a theme ‘Young Teachers Future of the Teaching Profession’, with the participation of a number of UNESCO-affiliated schools in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Consultant of International Organizations and National Coordinator of UNESCO-affiliated Schools, Ms. Hessa Al-Dosari delivered a speech on behalf of Dr. Hamda Hassan Al-Sulaiti, the Secretary-General of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science,
Ms. Al-Dosari said that the World Teacher’s Day, is celebrated this year under a them ‘Young Teachers The Future of the Teaching Profession’.
“On this occasion, I would like to emphasize that the State of Qatar has spared no effort in preparing and qualifying young teachers in order to provide with young Qatari teachers to the education sector,” said Ms. Al-Dosari. She said that the strategy of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education included many training programs and courses to prepare qualified Qatari teachers.
“I extend my greetings and appreciation to every teachers all over the world. The success of the educational system in any country means its progress and excellence, the teacher is a guide in the journey of knowledge and role model,” said Ms. Al-Dosari.
Addressing the event, Professor Maryam Abdul Jabbar on behalf of UNESCO-affiliated schools said “It is an honor for me to take part in this honoring ceremony, which I consider a noble medal.”
She said that teachers provide knowledge to students, enlighten the minds of children with science and knowledge, and show them the way of the future to participate in the national development wheel.
The students of the UNESCO group at Abdulrahman bin Jassem Preparatory School for Boys staged a play on the roles of teacher in building future generations, and his social status, and how students can give back to him. A discussion was also held between teachers and students about the importance of World Teachers’ Day.
Mr. Hamdan Al-Balooshi from Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Preparatory School for Boys led a seminar entitled ‘Teacher’s Day’, which focused on teacher in general, about the holiness of the teacher and his status.
Eng. Ahmed Al Mansour, an Associate of Science for Qatar initiative, talked about his personal experience in teaching for the second year in a row, and the reasons that encouraged him to enter this field, and talked about the importance of this great profession.