21 Jun '15, 2pm

Found a 10yo report that mentioned 640 teachers did TWA between 2003 & 2005. Very small & of Ts. #edsg

SPEECH BY MR CHAN SOO SEN,MINISTER OF STATE FOR EDUCATION, AT FY 2005 COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY DEBATE, 9 MARCH 2005, 6.00 PM 4TH REPLY ON RESOURCES IN SCHOOLS, SPECIAL EDUCATION, PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION AND EDUCATION HUB Resources in Schools Teacher Quality 1. Sir, in my earlier reply, I spoke about the importance of teachers in CL teaching and learning. Mr Gan Kim Yong and Mr Charles Chong rightly pointed out the importance of teacher quality. Over the last few years, we have stepped up our recruitment of teachers, without compromising on the quality of our recruits. Only those who have the attitude and the aptitude to teach have been appointed to teach in our schools. As a result, the size of the teaching service has increased from 23,000 teachers in 2000 to 27,000 in 2004, a 17% increase. 2. The Ministry recruits teachers according to the abilities and passion of the candidates...

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