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PREMIER'S OFFICE--Premier, Minister Applaud Teachers
All Nova Scotians should recognize the vital work --and the
caring and commitment --of the province's more than 10,000
teachers, said Premier Russell MacLellan and Education and
Culture Minister Robbie Harrison as they declared Sunday, Oct. 5,
World Teachers Day.

"Our teachers are dedicated to helping our young people reach
their full potential," said Premier MacLellan. "While we should
show our appreciation every day, I am pleased a day has been set
aside to honour their accomplishments."

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) first proclaimed Oct. 5 as World Teachers
Day in 1994. Nova Scotia declared its first World Teachers Day a
year later.

"We can all remember our favourite teachers whose creativity and
dedication made a real difference in our lives," said Mr.
Harrison. "This tradition of excellence continues today, with
Nova Scotian teachers being among the best in the world."


Contact: Peter MacLellan
         Premier's Office

jlw                           Oct. 3, 1997       4:40 p.m.