PESHAWAR - Like other parts of the country, World Teachers Day was marked across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to pay rich tribute to teachers while acknowledging their contribution to social uplift and their services for betterment of the society.

Best male and female teachers from across Mohmand Agency were awarded special prizes, said a press release issued by Fata Secretariat. A ceremony was held for male and female teachers at the Agency Headquarters Ghalanai on Friday to mark the day. Agency Education Officer Said Mohammad was the chief guest on the occasion while government officials, teachers and a large number of students were also among the attendance. Speakers paid rich tribute to the services and efforts of teachers for positively contributing to the society’s welfare. The speakers laid stress on the need of improving the standard of education in the agency apart from building more educational institutions.

They were of the view that teachers and education department have to make combine and concrete efforts for providing quality and uniform education without which it is not possible to go side by side the developed countries. They further said that teachers could play pivotal role in character building of youth to lead a civilized society. Later, Agency Education Officer Said Mohammad distributed prizes among 150 teachers including 100 male and 50 female principals, headmasters and teachers from across the agency that brilliantly performed in the last academic year.

Nasir Iqbal Khattak from Karak adds: World Teachers Day was observed here on Friday on the eve of international teacher day and best teachers’ awards were given to 43 male and female teachers on their excellent performances. In this regard a ceremony was held at the office of executive district officer education under the chair of deputy district officer (Female) Farhat Shaheen with the active support of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD). On the occasion, Headmaster Government High School Sarki Lawagher Khairullah Hawari appreciated the role of NCHD. He regretted that today the enrollment in government schools were rapidly decreasing and the enrollment in private schools were increasing which manifest the mistrust of the parents on the teachers of government schools and stressed on teachers to play their due role in shaping an educated Pakistan.

World Teachers Day was observed in Khyber Agency with glowing tribute to teachers. Need for improving teachers respect and intention to restore and uphold their honor in society was emphasised. 

A gathering was held in Government Higher Secondary School Jamrud, Khyber Agency, on Friday. It was jointly organised by National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and education department Fata. Apart from, General Manager NCHD, Zahir shah, Director Education Fata Hashim Afridi, Agency Education Officer Mohammad Ashraf, large numbers of schools principals, teachers and students participated in the gathering.