Teachers in the Cayman Islands joined others across the globe Wednesday in celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2011.
At John Gray High School in Grand Cayman, teachers were honoured with a surprise luncheon of stew chicken, fish, rice and beans, plantain salad and drinks from Welly’s Restaurant in tribute to their contribution.
Other schools around the Island recognised their teaching staff through the media and by hosting events at the school.
World Teachers’ Day around the world is held to emphasise the important role teachers play in lifelong learning and other campaigns which promote the teaching profession.
The day was commemorated under the theme ‘Teachers for Gender Equality,’ which would call for more equal working conditions and education that works for both girls and boys.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and, Cultural Organisation, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution teachers make to education and development.
Education International, the global union federation representing education professionals worldwide strongly believes World Teachers’ Day should be internationally recognised and celebrated around the world. More than 100 countries observe World Teachers’ Day.