If there was ever a year to appreciate teachers, it is 2020 and World Teacher's Day, held annually on October 5, is a great opportunity to do that.
Amid a global pandemic, teachers make sure no one is left behind as they help students adjust to distance learning and adapt to Covid-19 in classrooms.
They have, in fact, indicated the required leadership and innovation to ensure that learning never stops.
The Iranian Minister, Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei, issued a message on this occasion, some parts of which is as follows:
"Teachers sacrifice their lives to teach human beings; accordingly, their job is closest to the heavenly mission, hence, to the divine prophets'. Congratulations on the October 5 arrival, coinciding with Mehr 14 and World Teacher's Day."
"You teachers are, certainly, spiritual supporters and people's intellectual guides."
"Dear teachers, via educational teaching, you can promote human being's spirit and their approach to handle natural disasters and pandemic diseases such as Covid-19."
Established in 1994 by UNESCO, World Teacher's Day aims to focus on appreciating, assessing and improving educators across the globe and to provide opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.