Every year, during the month of May, we celebrate some of the hardest working individuals in the world – teachers. Teachers are responsible for shaping the minds of every student, so that they can eventually go on to become successful in whatever field of career they choose. That is no easy task, and so tomorrow, May 17, will be dedicated to teachers everywhere. Today, Love News caught up with the Minister of Education to get a few words before Teacher’s Day.
Patrick Faber – Minister of Education: “We want to wish the teachers well, you know it is often perceived that there is some kind of struggle with the teachers and myself. It’s not that, more the BNTU on occasion when we are trying to come to a common understanding but I have the world of respect for teachers. As you know my own mother is a teacher, I myself have taught in the classroom for nine years and in fact I still consider myself to be a teacher. If we don’t have good quality teachers, if we do not honor them and treasure them then there is no way that this society can move on. In this month of May when we honor all things education, tomorrow when we honor our teachers I join all Belizeans in saluting our teachers and wishing them well as they take the day to reflect on why is it they are in teaching? How they themselves can improve of course all while they get a little relaxation in there.”