09 September 2020
Seven teachers received the President’s Award for Teachers from President Halimah Yacob last Thursday. This award is the highest honour for educators in Singapore.
The awards was given out at a virtual ceremony, which was also attended by Education Minister Lawrence Wong.
The winners were selected from a list of 17 finalists who were judged by a panel chaired by Ms Lai Wei Lin, the Second Permanent Secretary for Education, and Mr Wong Siew Hoong, the Director-General of Education.
The seven award recipients will get to go on an overseas study trip as part of their professional development.
Honouring teachers in a speech at the ceremony, President Halimah Yacob said: “As a teacher, your work has a lifelong impact on your students. Beyond academic teaching, you are also role models for your students. It is therefore important that we continue to develop our teachers with the right values and skills to meet the evolving demands of our education system.”