Marking Teachers' Day on Monday, March 28 (the anniversary of J. A. Komenský, known as the “Teacher of the Nations”), Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca bestowed Saint Gorazd's medals and letters of thanks to 60 teachers for their contribution towards education, lifelong work and extraordinary achievements, the TASR reported.
In his speech, Jurzyca pointed to the improving image of teachers in society. Prime Minister Iveta Radičová also appeared at the ceremony and said that her cabinet will do its utmost to raise the status of teachers.
"Teachers aren't held in as great esteem as they deserve," she said.
The awarded teachers – coming from educational institutions of all levels – received accolades for their innovative approaches, publications or work with Roma or disabled children.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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29. Mar 2011 at 10:00