Expo 2020 Sets Line Up to Celebrate International Day of Education

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 19 January 2022
Expo 2020 Sets Line Up to Celebrate International Day of Education

Dubai Expo 2020 will celebrate the International Day of Education with a line-up of events to be held on Monday, January 24.

Journeys and opinions from sector leaders in different organisations, including talks by UNESCO representatives and diverse voices of experts, educationists, and students.

Awards will also recognise distinguished teachers and educators on this day.

Dr Amna Al Dahak, Assistant Undersecretary for Care and Capacity Building Sector said, "the Ministry of Education thought this is an ideal platform, to think together what are the things that we need to celebrate on this day. It will include all the voices of all the stakeholders to make the educational journey and experience successful for everyone."

"Students will be voicing opinions of many other students around the world by contributing to those discussions," she later opined.

Concurring with her co-panellist, Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education says, "The pandemic has really highlighted the role of teachers."

"We realise a screen cannot replace teachers in their crucial role in a dimension which is simply not about the transmission of knowledge but also social and emotional dimension of learning. The pandemic also created awareness about the importance of teachers and to translate the importance of the teaching profession into an action plan which is about teachers' training and to include these in public policies."