St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.
This year’s theme is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.
According to UNESCO, teacher empowerment is a top priority in all education and development strategies. Highlighting the acute shortage of teachers, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics states the world needs 69 million teachers if we are to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030.
On St. Kitts the Ministry of Education is rewarding teachers from Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary schools to a cocktail reception at the Marriott Hotel.
Vincent Hodge Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education spoke with WINN FM about the events for World Teachers Day and general conditions for teachers in today’s society.