MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
05.10.2020Press release: 143/2020
Federal Minister of Education for World Teachers’ Day
The UNESCO World Teachers Day is intended to draw attention to the responsible task of teachers and thereby increase the reputation of teachers worldwide. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek explains: “Today, Monday is World Teachers Day. This should be an occasion for society as a whole to say thank you to the teachers for their work. The teachers are often not valued enough, even though they are doing an invaluable service for the future of our children and society. Teachers in our country need more support, and especially during the pandemic, they contributed to the fact that lessons could be continued in many cases under circumstances that were previously unthinkable. With the school closings, the teachers had to switch to digital teaching overnight, and I am convinced that the digitalisation push in our schools that we are currently experiencing will make schools a big leap into the future. The federal, state and local governments will be jointly responsible for these changes. Because good education has the highest priority for this federal government. The chances are great, but let’s not forget, we are still living in the pandemic. As a society we all have some control over how this pandemic will progress. This also applies to school operations. Our goal must be that this is maintained as well as possible and that the risk of infection for students and teachers remains as low as possible. We should therefore continue to be disciplined, keep our distance, adhere to hygiene measures, wear masks and ventilate regularly. If we all do our best, this school year can also be a success.
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