Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the teachers of Negros Occidental for everything they do for the children of the province on Wednesday, October 5, which was World Teachers’ Day.
“Your dedication, hardwork and guidance have truly made a big difference in this world,” Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez also said.
Lacson said the abruptness of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the immediate changes it necessitated hurled the educational system to its most challenging phase.
“Amid the provocations and the utter unpreparedness, it was our teachers and school administrators who faced the task of making the needed transitions to ensure the continuity of education,” he said.
As the whole world ventured into unknown grounds during the pandemic, Lacson said the teachers never waivered despite the uncertainties and difficulties.
“Given that education is the basis for most things that can be accomplished in life, it is our teachers that extend such capacity to today’s youth. Our educational system, with our teachers at the forefront, is our primary instrument in giving our youth the possibility of a better future,” he said.
More than imparting knowledge, teachers, as secondary parents, also provide the guidance needed by learners, as they are able to see each child’s strengths and weaknesses, he added.
“As sources of inspiration and motivation, they can inspire students to do well, and motivate them to work harder,” Lacson said.*