The former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has taken time out to appreciate teachers on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day. In a message on his official twitter handle on Saturday, Senator Saraki said teachers are the next most important influence in life after the creator and parents. He described teachers as great builders and real mentors, saying they mould great leaders and guide the top professionals. Saraki remembered his French teacher in Kings College, who according to him, truly cared about her students and was so passionate about their success in life. He said she was someone who wanted to do more for her students, not just to impart knowledge. World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5 every year. The United Nations had in 1994 declared October 5 of every year as World Teachers Day (WTD) or International Teachers Day. The aim is to acknowledge the significant role of those in profession of teaching worldwide.
It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of UNESCO’s 1966 recommendation concerning the status of teachers.