The task of a teacher demands sacrifice and commitment in terms of time, energy, money and more. Teachers too have to deal with parents’ and students’ grievances, said Imams during the Friday sermon to mark the 32nd Teacher’s Day celebration yesterday.
“Among the ways to show appreciation is by saying thank you for their deeds and meritorious service. This is because sometimes people’s good virtues cannot be repaid with action or money. Saying thank you is adequate to express our gratitude,” Imams said.
Another way to show appreciation, added Imans, “Is to practice what they have taught, to foster good ties even after we completed our studies, and to pray for their well-being. For teachers who have departed, we pray for their sins to be forgiven.”
Imams also called on teachers to persevere when teaching students. “What is important when bearing the responsibility as an educator is to get blessings from Allah the Almighty and strive for the success of children, religion, people and nation. Educators can reap multiple rewards for their efforts and meritorious service in disseminating knowledge, even after they had passed.”
Imams added that the Teacher’s Day celebration indicates a high recognition towards teachers and their contribution towards nation building.
‘Quality Teachers Driving Educational Transformation’ is the theme for this year’s celebration.
A quality teacher possesses characteristics such as thinking positively, being open-minded and able to adapt to changes in educational revolution.