Rwanda | Burera: teachers reminded to always value their profession
Teachers need to be exemplary to students they care about and value their profession said Jean Marie Vianney Nkanika the executive secretary of Cyanika sector in Burera district during the International Teachers’ day celebrations on the 5th.Oct.2012.
“You should get rid of self pity, devaluing yourselves and your profession because when you do that, you deny yourself dignity. When you respect yourself, you get respected and students will copy from them as students usually what their teachers do.” The executive secretary went on to say.
Teachers in Cyanika sector say that they enjoy teaching but are not satisfied with their salaries as it is very little compared to the cost of living.
The exemplary teachers in Cyanika district were awarded where Eduard Habimana a teacher at Cyanika Primary School since 2005 was given a cow by Cyanika sector for being a good teacher and taking all his pupils to their success.
Habimana who was very excited about the cow said that teaching has paved his way to development. He however said that in his work he is usually challenged by stubbornness of some of his students and even some parents that make it difficult to carry out his teaching instruction.
Some students and even parents do not believe in punishing wrong doers which is a limitation to teachers carrying out their responsibilities. He said parents should understand and even make their children understand that when they send their children to school, they have to abide to school rules. Schools do not only provide formal education but informal education as well.
The International Teachers’ day is celebrated on every 5th of October worldwide and this year 2012’s theme stated “Let’s fight for teachers’ development”