Sunday, 8 May 2016
“This is because teachers play a crucial role in upholding national interests through the education system. As such, they are nation-builders,” said Mahdzir, who also congratulated the organising committee for using Facebook and Twitter to promote the event.
“Social media is now the vehicle for society to express gratitude, and in this regard, I urge everyone to get onto it to convey their appreciation to our teachers,” he added.
At the same event, education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, revealed that the celebrations would centre mainly around Kota Kinabalu from May 13 to 16, especially at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) campus.
On May 13, UMS will host an exhibition on the teaching profession.
On May 14, there will be a mass workout and a fun run involving nearly 2,000 participants at the UMS field, while there will be a sharing session on best practices in classrooms among educators in the afternoon.
The sharing sessions run until the next day, before culminating in a grand dinner at Likas in the evening.
The organiser has invited Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to grace the event sponsored by the Sabah state government, and with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman acting as host.
He will hand out prestigious awards such as Tokoh Guru and other exemplary leadership-related recognition to teachers at UMS on May 16.