2017, September 5 (6). National Teachers Month
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Singles, Sheets of 40
12p Teachers with Students - Singles (80,000)
Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro
First Day Covers: Manila
2017 National Teachers Month - September 5 - October 5, 2017
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 242, series of 2011, the
period of September 5 to October 5 of every year is declared as the
National Teachers Month. This declaration calls for nationwide
celebration for teachers, calling everyone who has ever been a
student to express their gratitude to their teachers.
An annual worldwide celebration led by the United Nations
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the
World Teachers’ Day aims to mobilize support for teachers, and
ensure that their needs are met to carry out their important role of
molding the minds of the country’s youth.
UNESCO proclaimed 5 October to be World Teachers’ Day in 1994,
celebrating the great step made for teachers on 5 October 1966, when
a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris
adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of
Teachers, in cooperation with the ILO.
This recommendation sets forth the rights and responsibilities of
teachers as well as international standards for their initial
preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching
and learning conditions. Since its adoption, the Recommendation has
been considered an important set of guidelines to promote teachers’
status in the interest of quality education.
World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October since 1994 to
commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO
Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The 1966
Recommendation constitutes the main reference framework for
addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.
The 2017 edition of World Teachers’ Day will also celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status
of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel with a special focus on
institutional autonomy and academic freedom to encompass this year's
slogan “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers