27th EDITION OF WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY
MINESEC Salutes Teachers for their Pivotal Role in Society
To Professor Nalova Lyonga, teachers “are all the kings of talk and chalk.”
The colourful ceremony held at the Yaounde Sports Complex on Tuesday, 5th October 2021 was the opportunity for Professor Nalova Lyonga, Minister of Secondary Education, to acknowledge the fundamental role teachers play in building the world.
The same consideration was given to teachers by the Yaoundé City Mayor in his welcome speech and by the Representative of the Sub-regional Director of UNESCO when delivering the joint statement from UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF and Education International on teachers’ Day.
Despite the health crisis, teachers in Cameroon remain focused and have safeguarded education at all levels. Secondary Education boss admitted that “teachers are not only at the heart of education recovery, but they are also at the heart of educational survival”. In order to keep the profession advancing in the right way, Prof Nalova Lyonga assured teachers of the government’s support and urged them to smoothly adapt to the new realities by improving their pedagogic practices.
And it is in view of boosting the transition towards modern teaching practices that, some schools in the country were offered laptops by a Cameroonian national who works in the United States of America. This adds to the basket of donors to whom the Minister paid a solemn tribute for their consistent support in promoting talent development in Cameroonian youths.
During the event, some teachers were awarded Medals and Honours in the ranks of Knight and Officer of Academic Palms. This was in recognition of their commitment and decisive contribution in shaping the society through quality education. Likewise, some retired high ranking officials in the Ministry of Secondary Education were given a cheerful send-off.
The presence of the Governor of the Centre Region, Naseri Paul Bea, and four cabinet ministers alongside Basic and Secondary Education Ministers testifies of the Government’s concern for the teaching profession in Cameroon.
Aimé Ngidjol/Celcom, MINESEC