Iran’s Ministry of Education fails to deliver on promises

Al-Monitor | : World Teachers’ Day is held annually Oct. 5 to celebrate the role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. While some local governments in Iran don’t permit the day’s observance, teachers’ guild associations will often observe the day by issuing statements and holding small ceremonies. Sometimes there are limited protests.

This year’s theme is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.” The day commemorates the adoption of recommendations reached in 1966 by the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO’s concept note on the topic says teachers “too easily serve as scapegoats for the failures of education systems.”

In Iran, while a considerable number of talented young people try to enter this profession, in most cases they either face serious obstacles to entry or leave the profession quickly due to a lack of sufficient supports.

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