Mogadishu, 21 November 2022 (TDI): Somalia marks Teacher’s Day as part of the initiatives of the government of Somalia. The African country has been faced with a lot of crises over the years and this has affected its education system.
As part of the effort to encourage and project the education of the Somalian people, Teachers Day will seek to honor people who are leading the cause for education in Somalia
Teachers’ day is usually celebrated to promote the need for education in the country. The education sector in Somalia has been affected which has contributed to its ranking as the lowest school enrolment rate in the world.
The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appreciated the teachers for their duties to promote education in the country. He is very certain of pulling the nation out of poverty with education and is determined to help that out.
The President’s Speech
At the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Mogadishu, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talked about his education journey. He further pledged to help children get compulsory education.
The work of teachers in Somalia has greatly contributed to the success of a lot of Somalians. This day serves as a day for a lot of teachers in Somalia, he added.
He further enunciated that “Being a teacher is more than being the person who stands at the front of a classroom. Somalia teachers bring learning to life advocate.”
Support of UNICEF to Somalia
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has also expressed their joy for this day and congratulated all teachers leading the fight in Somalia.
The support of UNICEF in the fight for education in Somalia has been significant for all these years. This day has been marked as a memorable day as well due to the effects most of the crises in the country brought on the education system.
Many teachers have lost their lives in the cause fighting for the success of education in Somalia is all to be celebrated today.