The Philippines will begin its celebration of the National Teachers Month (NTM) this September 5. It will run until October 5, which had been declared by the United Nations as World Teachers Day.

This annual tradition was started in 2011 as mandated by former President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 242. In connection to this, the Department of Education has released Memorandum #139-2016 as a guide for school divisions all over the country (a copy of which can be read below). The theme for this year’s celebration is “Guro, Kabalikat Sa Pagbabago.”

national teachers month 2016
The theme for National Teachers Month 2016 is “Guro, Kabalikat sa Pagbabago”

This year’s celebration aims to achieve the following objectives:

a. honor those who are in the teaching profession;
b. acknowledge and give emphasis on the crucial role, loyal service, and dedicated commitment of teachers in developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities, and building the nation;
c. revitalize the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in the Philippine society;
d. take the occasion as an opportunity in building the image of teaching as an attractive and fulfilling profession;
e. generate widespread support and assistance for teachers; and
f. express gratitude for the positive influences of teachers on Filipino learners

Visit the Facebook page of the National Teachers Month organizing committee for more information on the activities being scheduled for the coming weeks.




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