19 Sep '11, 1pm

Pre-school teachers needed

Pre-school teachers needed

SINGAPORE: Despite attempts to uplift the profession, experts say the early childhood education sector is still facing problems attracting and retaining pre-school teachers. The issue, say those in the industry, has to do with pay and perceptions people have of the profession. They say some choose to leave the industry even after getting the proper qualifications because the pay just doesn't match up. Education Services Union executive secretary Zainudin Nordin said: "At the moment, to be honest with you, we are facing quite a serious shortage in the area of childhood educators especially when the desire to expand these services is in full blast." Mr Zainudin was speaking at an Early Childhood Educators' Appreciation Day. Some 2,000 pre-school teachers are needed by 2012. The Education Services Union will conduct another round of survey with stakeholders to address their c...

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