Rift Valley Technical Training Institute partnered with Tambach Teachers college to celebrate world teachers day that was held today in Tambach. The theme of this years Teachers day is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” RVTTI and TTC celebrated the event by planting trees and sensitizing young teachers on their role in the society.

The occasion is held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.

With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education, and the dedicated target (SDG 4.c) recognizing teachers as key to the achievement of the Education 2030 agenda, WTD has become the occasion to mark progress and reflect on ways to counter the remaining challenges for the promotion of the teaching profession.

World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and Education International. This years, in addition to the official opening ceremony, the celebration of World Teachers’ Day was marked by two panel discussions organized under the theme of “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.”

– Panel I: How to attract young people to the teaching profession
– Panel II: How to retain young and novice teachers to the profession