Imtiaz Essa Halepoto
The World Teachers’ Day is internationally celebrated every year on October 5, to acknowledge and thank teachers for their role and contribution in our academic, intellectual and moral upbringings. They not only teach, but also inspire and encourage students to be the best they can be. On this day, the importance of this prestigious profession is highlighted. Rellies and processions are conducted in attribution. A good teacher is having a loving and caring nature, he is also having the ability to embolden the student in any field. Over and above, a teacher is someone who spends his or her whole life in giving quality education to his/her students. Teachers uplift country`s literacy rate and change the way, people think or act. Teachers try their best to bring all the students on the right track by motivating them positively towards their studies. When a teacher becomes friendly in class, students pay more attention, producing better results. And good teachers leave a good impression on their students. William Arthur, one of the most quoted American writers explains, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Since a teacher’s profession is considered as the best and ideal profession in the world, a good teacher never loses patience and teaches every student according to the student’s level of understanding and capacity. In addition, a teacher is considered to be the builder of a good nation. Nevertheless, teachers are the backbones of every nation; without teachers, no country can prosper and sustain its prosperity and freedom, for they are the ones who always talk about rights, justice and freedom. A.P.J Abdul Kalam remarked, “If a country is to be corruption-free and a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.” To conclude, sadly in Pakistan there is low respect and value of teachers. Teachers assist in making doctors, Lawyers, engineers, etc., but still they themselves get fewer honours than the professions they teach. We as nation should respect the teachers. Government should also give due attention to teachers` problems. Teachers should be paid good salaries, given country`s highest awards for their best performances and be given trainings properly.