Motshekga celebrates teachers on World Teachers day, describes them as National treasures



As today is celebrated as Teachers day all over the world, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Monday described teachers as national treasures.

She celebrated World Teacher’s Day at the Mamelodi Teachers’ Centre in Pretoria.

The theme for this year’s teacher’s day by the Department of Basic Education is: ‘Teachers: Leading in crisis, re-imagining the future’.

The minister commended all teachers for their role during the pandemic.

She also paid tribute to teachers and school staff who unfortunately succumbed to coronavirus.

“Our teachers have worked tirelessly during the most uncertain period in our history as we battle the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“And for that, we also continue to express our gratitude and appreciation. Indeed, some of our teachers did succumb to the virus,” Motshekga said.

She however urged people to continue to be cautious as the fight against Covid-19 is still on.

“So, as the head of the World Health Organisation has stressed, we have to do everything in our power to prevent the resurgence of this deadly pandemic. We have to realise that as a society we must learn to co-exist with the virus.”

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