The Lagos State Area Unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN Lagos) has joined well-meaning Nigerians to celebrate teachers across the country on the occasion of the 2022 World Teachers Day.
October 5 every year is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Teachers Day or World Teachers Day around the globe as it is observed to express gratitude for the contributions of teachers, who prepare children to face the world.
In line with that, the MSSNLagos used the occasion to appreciate Nigerian teachers who have contributed immensely to students’ career building and the education sector in Nigeria.
In a statement, the President of the Lagos State Area, Miftaudeen Thanni, commended the teachers on their work for humanity as he described them as nation builders.
He said; “we join the rest of the world to appreciate Teachers today particularly Nigerian teachers for being crucial to the growth of students and society”.
As the theme of 2022 World Teachers Day ” The Change of Education begins with teacher” implies, Mr Thanni implored teachers to consider themselves builders of future generations who have key roles to play in developing Nigerian society through the knowledge being imparted in the schools.
The students’ leader however believed that the reward of teachers should not only be in heaven but also from this world as he urged the government to encourage and care more for the teaching profession.
Thanni commended the Lagos state government on its policy of rewarding outstanding teachers in the state.
He advised other governments to emulate Lagos state on such steps toward motivating the teachers.
It would be recalled that recently the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwolu rewarded thirteen teachers and school administrators selected across the six education districts with brand new cars and other prizes at the state’s Annual Teachers’ Merit Award.