Rwanda : Teachers’ International Day renews their dignity
Teachers in Nyamasheke district in the Eastern province kagano sector said that the day of teachers is very important since it helps them realize their importance in the country’s development
Teachers said this on the 5th /10/2012 when they were celebrating the teachers’ day in kagano sector,
During the international celebrations of the teachers’ day, teachers were very happy and said this was very good since most of the time there are with students and still when the students go back home, they are preparing lessons for the next day. They added on saying that celebrating this day gives them as teachers more dignity and also gives them hope in their job as teachers.
Consolee Uwamariya a teacher in primary three in Mutusa which is in Rwesero village in Rwesero cell and in kagano sector and has been a teacher for six years said that “when this day takes place, teachers get to know of the dignity they have in the country while educating students”.
She added on that “on this day they feel proud since they go back and see how important they are in the country’s development. The development depends on the good education we give to children of the country since a teacher teaches children with one good heart”.
Jean Damascene Nshimiyimana, the Executive Secretary in kagano sector thanked teachers for the great work they do in teaching children since it’s from their teachings that the country gets good citizen
Nshimiyimana added on that “many people are where they are because they passed through teachers hands”.
The mayor of Nyamasheke district Jean Baptiste Habyarimana also thanked teachers for the great contribution they make in teaching children in Rwanda adding on that being a teacher needs someone who really loves their country and also their job.
Though teachers are paid less money compared to other public servants, it was shown that teachers are developing a lot and also have great dignity compared to other public servants in the country.
Teachers in kagaro were asked to always think of things that can help them develop even without thinking of their monthly salaries
This day was created by UNESCO, in 1968 but Rwanda had not celebrated it because of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. In 2002, this is when Rwanda started celebrating this international day on the 5th of October with a title of fighting for development of teachers