The hard work of 21 retired teachers have been recognized and acknowledged yesterday when President Moses Tallis awarded them medals of recognition.
These retired teachers have served for over 35 years.
They remain faithful servants despite many challenges. Their products are many people who have made their way to top positions in the country.
These people were hard working people in their fields and have reaped the fruit of their labor, said President Tallis.
Acting to the Honors Act, President Tallis, following recommendation from the Prime Minister (PM) awarded these retired teachers with General Service Medals in recognition of their contribution to education and development of the country.
They received their awards in the presence of the Minister of Education and Training (MOET), Jean Pierre Nirua, Minister of Climate Change, Ham Lini, education officials and teachers commemorating World Teachers Day yesterday.
While congratulating the awardees, Minister Nirua assured he will make sure they will be rewarded on the two month severance pay rate.
Retiring does not mean you will relax, may you continue provide service to the people and our country, he said.
The Teaching Service Commission will organize another event later this year to present medals to more professionals.