Teachers in Jiwaka Province have been given the permission to celebrate World Teachers Day today however on a smaller scale due to the current pandemic.
“We originally planned to have a big celebration to celebrate our hard-working teachers but we have had to adhere to the new measures of no gatherings and we had to cancel our celebrations.”
“Jiwaka Province is very close to Eastern Highlands and since it’s one of the hotspots for Covid-19, we are strongly discouraging gatherings,” said the Jiwaka Provincial Education Advisor, Dr Charly Muke.
He said that he had advised school heads that they can celebrate but not the usual fun activities and kaikai for the teachers and students to share.
The school’s heads were told to celebrate teacher’s day by cutting a cake to share or something small within their classes.
The same instruction was also issued to teachers in Milne Bay Province.
The Milne Bay Teachers Association advised the schools that there will not be any big celebrations but the teachers can celebrate the day at their respective schools however they will not be celebrating today but at a later date which will be advised.