Doha, October 04 (QNA) – Qatar is set to honor 21 teachers tomorrow Friday at the St. Regis Hotel in the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day 2012. Held annually on October 5th, the World Teachers’ Day will be held for the first time in Doha under the patronage of HE, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, the Head of the Supreme Education Council (SEC) executive committee, in support of the crucial role teachers have in the society and in recognition to their efforts in building the future.
Speaking on a press briefing held recently on this occasion, the Head of (SEC) Evaluation Institute, Dr. Hamda Hassan Al-Sulaiti said the celebration World Teachers’ Day comes according to HE Sheikha Hind’s initiative and the directives of HE Minister of Education and Higher Education Saad bin Ibrahim al Mahmoud, who is also Secretary-General of SEC.
Al-Sulaiti said 21 teachers, among which 15 are Qataris, will be honored on this day according to standards and criteria the Council already set.
World Teachers’ Day, initiated by the UNESCO, has been celebrated since 1994 in more than one hundred countries from across the globe.
Schools in Qatar will be accordingly honoring teachers on that day to acknowledge the crucial role they play in building the future.
Greeting cards will be sent to teachers as well on this occasion, besides the honoring of the teachers who have been long in the profession in Doha since 1977. (QNA)