Today is World Teacher’s Day and Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has praised the teachers for making an ever-lasting impact on the lives of learners.

This year’s theme is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”.

The provincial department will celebrate World Teachers’ Day with a month-long campaign to thank them. Schäfer says teachers play an important role in our society.

“Teachers truly are the backbone of our society and should continuously be acknowledged for their contribution towards all the professions and occupations we have in our society today. So once again – a big “Thank you” to all of our committed teachers that continue to inspire our future generation to greatness every day”.