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Kuwait Celebrates 'World Teachers Day'

KUWAIT, Oct 5 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Education held its annual celebration marking 'World Teachers' Day' on Wednesday at the ministry's theatre, under the patronage of the Minister of Education and Higher Education Bader Al-Essa.

In his speech Minister Al-Essa congratulated teachers on their efforts made in skills' development of "our coming generations to face the future," stating the importance of revamping the educational system in order to develop the country to cope with the fact-developing technology around the world.

Minister Al-Essa added that Kuwait's first modern school (Al-Mubarakiya School) was founded in the year 1911, where Yousef Bin Issa Al-Qenaee was its first principle, noting that its establishment marked the beginning of the modern education in Kuwait.

UNESCO and the International Labor Organization (ILO) have proclaimed the fifth of October in year 1994 to be World Teachers' Day and since then the world has been celebrating that day which witnessed the signing of an agreement to preserve teacher's rights between UNESCO and Education International (EI) (the global union federation which represents education professionals worldwide). (end)

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