Syrian president and first lady honor Teachers' Day

Syrian president and first lady honor Teachers' Day
Fri Mar 21, 2014 16:56:10

Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife have held a meeting with a number of teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day, to honor their efforts in holding the education system going on despite threats by extremist anti-Syria militants.

Assad congratulated the teachers on their day and hailed the great sacrifices offered by the educational sector in Syria during the nearly three-year old crisis.

Militants in Syria have been targeting schools, killing many children and teachers, in different parts of the war-torn Syria.

The Syrian President said his country is involved in a war against “ignorance and obscurantism” which threatens the Syrian society and the future generations.

Assad pointed out that the steadfastness of the Syrian people with all their spectrums, particularly teachers, is one of the most important elements for protecting Syria.

He lauded the courage of the teachers who were not terrified by the threats of the armed terrorist groups and who were aware that those who threatened them want to stop the educational cycle in Syria through preventing students from receiving knowledge and drowning them into the darkness of ignorance.

For her part, the Syrian first lady, Asmaa Assad, asserted that the role of teachers after the crisis is no less important than it is during the crisis.

She said along with families, the teachers are responsible for spreading awareness to the future generations and raising them in the right way and protect them from ignorance.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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