I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity by educating children;
I will give my own teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due;
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
The physical safety and emotional well-being of my students will be my first consideration; I will start by building positive relationships.
I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honor and the noble traditions of the education professions; I will live my life ethically so that I may be a positive example for all children. I will strive to be the change I want to see.
My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers; I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to collaborate with my colleagues, either male or female, to further my own skills and to better enrich my students’ learning experiences.
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, party politics, class or social standing to interfere with my commitment to educate students and to treat each one impartially;
I will maintain the utmost respect for children’s dignity and I will not use my educational knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity; I will not abuse any child.
I understand that being an educator is a high moral calling that requires the courage and fortitude to teach with conviction, believe in children and vow to make a difference in the life of a child, each and every day.
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.
Edited by Nefertiti Makeda
Andinet International School
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia