Botswana Joins In The World Teachers’ Day 2015 Celebration

UNESCO inaugurated 5 October as World Teachers’ Day.

World Teachers’ Day represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development across the globe.

As countries accelerate towards 2015 and the new development agenda is shaped, it is essential that teachers remain a priority.

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Did you know that worldwide:

  • 1.4 million new teachingΒ posts required to achieve universal primary education (UPE) by 2015
  • 2.6 million replacement teachers are needed by 2015
  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest need for additional primary teachers by 2015, at 0.9 million (representing 63% of the world total)
  • Countries which need to create the most teaching posts by 2015 include: Nigeria, Pakistan, Mozambique, Uganda and UR Tanzania
  • Globally 58 million children of primary school age are currently out of school, 53% of them are girls.

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