Palembang, S Sumatra, (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo greeted teachers on the occasion of Teachets` Day on Sunday afternoon.

"Today is Teachers` Day. So, I want to wish all teachers from Sabang to Merauke and from Miangas to Rote Island `Happy Teachers` Day`, " he said after distributing copies of "Social Forestry Decree" at Punti Kayu Natural Tourism Park.

He praised teachers who he saw as figures who have always given inspirations and full dedication.

Their task of knowledge to children is worth appreciation and honor, he said.

"Teachers are inspirers, give us knowledge, lead our children and us all to make us able to boost the quality of resources we have," he said.

President Jokowi said it is indesputable that teachers play a big role in boosting the quality of human resources of the country.

"Once again. I wish you Happy Teachers` Day," he said.

Teachers` Day is commemorated every year on November 25 in the country. It was declared based on Presidential Decree Number 78, 1994.
Reporting by Hanni Sofia
Editing by Yosep Haryadi

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