Ministry to honour 100 long-serving teachers

 29 Sep 2016 - 1:56

Ministry to honour 100 long-serving teachers
MInistry of Education officials at the press conference held to announce the honouring of teachers on Teachers’ Day. Pic: Abdul Basit / The Peninsula

By Mohammed Osman/ The Peninsula

Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education will honour its 100 long-serving teachers from different nationalities. 
The ceremony will be held on the occasion of the forthcoming World Teachers’ Day, under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. 
The Ministry honours long-serving teachers every year with the aim of honouring the profession of teaching and all teachers in the State of Qatar, said Fawzia Abdulaziz Al-Khater, Director of Education Institute at the Ministry at a press conference held yesterday at the ministry’s headquarters.
The press meet was attended by Jameel Kateem Al Shamari, Director of the Teachers’ Affairs Department, Nasser Al Nuaimi, head of the Consultative Committee of Teachers and Hassan Abdullah Al Mohammadi, Director of Public Relations and Communication at the ministry.
The Teacher’s Day is held annually on October 5, and this year will be marked in collaboration with the Unesco, said Al Khater. 
This year, the celebration will be held under the theme “Thanks to the Messenger of Science” who is working to make our life better by educating our students and helping them to solve their problems and achieve quality education that takes them to higher education. “Thanks to all teachers who devoted their lives for the renaissance of this nation,” said Al Kahter. World Teachers’ Day represents a significant occasion to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of teachers’ vital contributions to education and development. 
“Teachers should be honoured every day and not once a year for the effort he/she is making in the process of nation-building,” said Al Shamari.
“Our wise leadership supports and appreciates this profession and the role of teachers, and therefore we mark this day in respect to their contribution to education and development of the country,” Al Shamari added. 
The head of the Consultative Committee of Teachers, Nasser Al Nuaimi, said thanked the Minister of Education and the officials in the ministry not only for honouring teachers but for the support they are providing to the profession and the teachers to solve their problems. 
The event, which will be attended by the Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Mohammad bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, and many senior officials, and teachers will include speeches and award distribution, said Mohammadi, Director of Public Relations and Communications.