Monday, 6 October 2008 4:05 PM

World Teachers' Day Celebrated Today

The World Teachers Day was celebrated today at the Police Sports Ground, this followed their thanksgiving service yesterday at the St Barnabas Cathedral.

The thanksgiving mass held yesterday opened their two days celebration, which continues all day today. Today's program will also include activities such as sports which will be played on a 'knock-out' basis.

Earlier this morning, teachers from most schools in Honiara assembled in front of the Town Council area which was then followed by a teacher's parade to the Police Club sports ground.

The theme for this year's annual event is 'Teachers Matters' which indicates the shortage of qualified teacher's world-wide. This problem is considered as one of the biggest obstacles to achieving quality education.

According to this year's celebrations, the whole program is focused on appropriate professional training for quality education.

Teachers are very grateful that this year's event were funded by the UNESCO Commission for Solomon Islands with an amount of SBD$20,000.

The program was delayed until this afternoon, due to the inconsistent electricity supply.

The celebrations will conclude later this evening with presentations and live music entertainment provided by the One Drop Band.