National Teachers Month theme 2017 – “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso”

National Teachers Month theme 2017 – “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso”

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

This month-long celebration was started in 2011 as mandated by then-President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 242. In connection to this, Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education has released Memorandum #137-2017 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 “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso.”

National Teachers Month 2017
The theme for National Teachers Month 2017 is “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso”

This annual 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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