World Teachers' Day is celebrated worldwide on October 5th.
In Pakistan, October 5th is celebrated across the country as “Salaam Teachers Day.”
The USAID Teacher Education Project is taking a lead role in Celebrating Teachers' Day. The project is a five-year initiative which is supporting Pakistan to improve the quality of basic education through better-prepared teachers. USAID is supporting the Government of Pakistan in implementing the two-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) and four-year Bachelor of Education Honors (B.Ed. [Hons.]) Elementary degree programs to replace the Diploma, CT and PTC teaching credentials.
The teaching force in Pakistan is estimated to be 1.35m working in government schools from primary to higher education. There are 275 teacher training institutions providing pre-service training (certificates, diplomas and degrees). In addition, there are 300 teacher training resource centers in the districts.