15 Feb '11, 11am

"More make mid-career switch to become teachers?" They clearly haven't heard of Dave & gang. #sgedu

"More make mid-career switch to become teachers?" They clearly haven't heard of Dave & gang. #sgedu

Mr Masagos Zulkifli (above), who was the guest-of-honour at the NIE teachers' investiture ceremony held on Tuesday at the Nanyang Technological University highlighted a graduate, 31-year-old Mr Gin Toh, who had previously worked as a marketing manager at a fast moving consumer goods company. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE MORE are becoming mid-career teachers according figures from the Education Ministry. One out of five - 21 per cent - in a cohort of 452 newly qualified teachers who graduated on Tuesday from the National Institute of Education (NIE), have a year or more of working experience and at least a degree. Overall, one in four of the teaching force is made up of mid-career entrants. This is up from 15 per cent a decade ago. Mr Masagos Zulkifli, who was the guest-of-honour at the NIE teachers' investiture ceremony held on Tuesday at the Nanyang Technological University h...

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