Luistro to teachers: Begin biggest revolution in education
MANILA, Philippines—In observance of World Teachers Day on Sunday, Education Secretary Armin Luistro yesterday called on the country’s 660,000 teachers to continue the educational revolution and completely eliminate illiteracy.
In activities held at Victorias Coliseum in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Luistro paid homage to every teacher for their commitment to empower the youth with the wisdom and knowledge to achieve their dreams.
“If all the teachers in the country start to move as one, we will start the biggest revolution in education… If we want to transform our country, we need living heroes,” he told his audience of educators.
“We hope to give emphasis to your efforts, our dear teachers all throughout the country, in your everyday battles inside and outside the classroom. Each day you stand in front of your students is another day of taking on the challenge of eliminating illiteracy and ignorance among the minds of the Filipino youth,” Luistro said.
He said that every day, teachers empowered the learners and inspired them to achieve greatness for themselves and others.
“Every day that you spend in your classroom is living heroism,” he added, citing not only the teachers’ role as educators but as leaders in times of calamity and in disaster risk management.
Luistro commended the teachers for their strength and dedication in ensuring the safety of their students, saying: “The best lesson that a teacher teaches our children, especially in the darkest of times, is to smile.”
Saturday’s celebration of World Teachers Day in Negros Occidental was attended by 7,500 teachers and administrators from Western, Central and Eastern Visayas.
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