Compiled by Aisar Fagge
Today, October 5, is designated as World Teacher’s Day. Students across the globe are celebrating the day with their teachers by sending them flowers, cards, taking them out for dinner and writing goodwill messages on various social media platforms.
The Daily Reality collects some opinions of Nigerian students about this day. Here are some:
“Teachers are the nearest alchemists within our reach. The good students they produce are the result of patience, perseverance and dedication to the service. They don’t prioritize what’s in it for them. May their spirits never lose shape.”
“Without the hard work of Nigerian teachers, the level of illiteracy will have been unmeasurable. We are ever grateful to all the Nigerian teachers. You all deserve to be celebrated.”
“Uncle Ishaq, who taught me in my elementary school, Maitama Yousuf. He was the first person who had inspired me to read and be courageous when giving it back(public speaking in debates). Malam Sanusi was the second person who usually exempted me out of many applauding my doings. That motivates me, though.
Late Malam Sanee taught me Quran in my early childhood stage (Allah ya gafarta masa).
Last and not least was Malam Abdullahi Abba, who was my Project Supervisor at Kano state Informatics. I will never forget his kindness and guidance towards our studies. May the brim of blessings of Allah flood them all.”
“Teachers are the reason for what am I today; I always respect them, and my love for them is immeasurable.”
“We know we don’t have a Kobo, Naira, or Dollars to pay you. So your (teachers) reward is in heaven. May Allah be your helper and protect you from the trials of this Dunya. May Allah bless your excellent work for humanity. Long live Nigerian teachers. Your good work will not be in vain.”
“Teachers are community builders. I can recall when a teacher in primary six once told me about vision 2020 (2005) that all the academic, health challenges etc., we are facing in Nigeria will become history. Since then, I have been dreaming of this dreamland. He speaks sincerely with hope for our future, but upon reaching 2020 now, the result is ‘irony.’ I still have hope for the future generations to come. May Allah reward our teachers.”
“Teachers are the angels who enlighten our lives with the light of knowledge and wisdom. Wishing you immense joy, happiness and prosperity because teachers like you deserve the best. Happy teacher’s day to you all.”
“My best regards to both my Islamic and western education teachers as they have really impacted on me in relations to honesty, dedication and many more.”
“I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude to my humble teachers who guided me on how to become a useful person among the people. God bless our teachers.”
“Today is the teacher’s day. Teachers are the bedrock of any sane and progressive society without which any society can only live in room and gloom. They perform lofty and noble acts which go unnoticed and adequately compensated. My utmost regards to my teachers, who helped to shape and mould my thinking. Who always taught me the act of self-sacrifice and selfless living. My sincere appreciation to Mrs Beatrice Okoro, Mr Yemi Odedokun, Mr Nkuma, Late Atemken Achanga, Mal Abdullahi Musa, Mal Yusufu, Mal Nura Khalid ( digital Imam), Ass. Prof Bappa M Abubakar, Ass. Prof Manir Kamba, Prof Lukman Diso, Dr Abdulkadir Idris Ahmed and many others too numerous to mention.”
I will forever be grateful to my teachers. My parents were my first teachers. Both Islamic and Western School teachers I attended. And the entire teaching staff of Al-Manaahil Academy. You all are much appreciated.”
“Dear teachers, it is because of you I became a good student. Thank you, all, that you have done for me. I wish you a delighted teachers day. If knowledge is the light, then you are the guiding stars that give us this light. I celebrate you all. Happy teachers day. Proud to be one. I celebrate us all.”