Today is World Teachers Day, 24 hours set aside to honor those remarkable human beings that curate the knowledge transfer process generation after generation in our country, and the entire world.
Adopted by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in 1966, this year, World Teacher’s Day celebrates its 50th anniversary. According to UNESCO, the 2016 theme, “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”, embodies the fundamental principles of the fifty-year-old recommendation while shining a light on the need to support teachers as reflected in the agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific education goal, SDG4, pledges to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. This year, marks the very first world Teachers’ Day to be celebrated under the new Global Education 2030 Agenda adopted by the world community one year ago.
HBCU graduates and professors are definitely doing their part to make sure every student studying at a historically black college and university receive a world class education. On every campus, you can typically find that favorite professor who has an open-door policy, relates to the students, and takes their time to genuinely mold the student body.
Hats go off to each of these educators. Today, we salute you.