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 NW Education & Sports Development honours World Teachers’ Day

In celebrating this year’s World Teachers’ Day, the North West Department of Education and Sport Development joins the global community in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children.

This year’s theme, “The right to education means a right to a qualified teacher”, embodies the fundamental principles enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on education with a specific goal to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

The global movement, UNESCO recognizes teachers not only a means to implementing education goals; rather  they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics.

In the North West, provincial teacher appreciation celebrations will run from 10-19 October in all sub-districts. Details as follows:

  • 10 October 2018:  Itsoseng Stadium, Ditsobotla sub-district
  • 12 October 2018:  North West University (Mahikeng)
    • Setlagole stadium, Ratlou sub-district
    • Sannieshof Hoerskool, Tswaing sub-district
    • Carousel Sports grounds, Moretele sub-district
    • Grenville sports ground, Rustenburg sub-district
    • Mogwase Stadium, Moses Kotane sub-district
    • Brits Municipal grounds, Madibeng sub-district
    • Ikageng Stadium, J.B. Marks sub-district
  • 17 October 2018:  Laerskool Zeerust, Ramotshere Moiloa sub-district
    • Taung Sports ground, Greater Taung sub-district
  • 19 October 2018: Alabama Stadium, Matlosana sub-district
    • Ganyesa Sports ground, Kagisano-Molopo sub-strict
    • Gert Lubbe sports ground, Naledi sub-district

North West Education and Sport Development MEC, Jonas Sello Lehari sends a message salutes all educators in the province and abroad.

“I honour teachers, present, retired or deceased for their unending contributions in providing quality basic education throughout the years. Your contribution in the classroom and in creating lifelong paths is a commendable and noble revolutionary act.   May you continue to educate the world, even generations to come”, MEC Lehari expressed.  

World Teachers’ day is held annually on the 05 October worldwide to celebrate educators and the central role they play in providing citizens with quality education.