UNESCO declared the 5 October as World Teachers' Day.

World Teachers' Day represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make towards education and development across the globe.

In many countries, the quality of education is undermined by a deficit of teachers and added to the challenge of numbers is one of quality, all too often, teachers work without resources or proper training. The stakes are high, because today we face a global learning crisis, with 250 million children not acquiring the basic skills of reading and writing


The PSCBC therefore today joins millions of teacher’s across the globe in celebrating World Teachers Day under the theme; “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status.” The PSCBC recognises the hard work, commitment and passion of teachers, many of which teach under difficult circumstances.

Teachers remain the core pillars of our communities and work tirelessly, give unselfishly with humility and dedication to transfer knowledge and values from generation to generation. Being a teacher is the greatest service that can be provided to mankind and remains the main source of nourishment for the intellect of students. On this momentous day, we salute the Teacher, may God always bless the teacher to champion this cause of building a better country for all our citizens and to make South Africa one of the most progressive nations in the world.
The PSCBC will continue with its vision, which is to promote sound labour relations through collective bargaining and dispute management to support teachers in executing their tedious duties. May this noble profession continue to grow and flourish.
The PSCBC further acknowledges the valuable role played by the Public Service Trade Unions towards the development of this noble profession.
Issued by:
PSCBC Secretariat
PSCBC General Secretary
Mr Frikkie De Bruin

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