By Adesina Wahab
October 5 is dedicated to celebrating teachers for their contributions to the development of the society globally. The celebration of the day started in 1994 following the adoption of the 1966 recommendations of the International Labour Organisation, ILO/ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, report on the Status of Teachers.
Therefore, for nearly two decades, teachers across the world have been coming out in large numbers to mark their day on October 5.
Gains of celebrating the day
The celebration and recognition of a special day for teachers have brought some goodies to the lives of teachers in some parts of Nigeria in terms of career progression, cash and other rewards. Recall that it was during the celebration of the day during the tenure of Senator Bola Tinubu as the Governor of Lagos State that teachers in secondary schools were given the opportunity to be