16 September 2020
Last week, ten teachers in Singapore received the Caring Teacher Award 2020. The 10 recipients were selected from more than 5,800 nominations across 225 schools. Three of them received the National-Level Award whilst the remaining 7 received the National Commendation Award.
The awards “recognise the critical role that teachers play overall, ensuring that learning continues even during a pandemic and that all students are still being cared for,” said the organiser of the event, the National Institute of Education.
NIE Associate Professor Ivy Tan, who is chairman of this year’s awards organising committee and also sits on the panel of judges, said the three national-level winners of the award were “unanimously selected”.
“The testimonies related by the principals, colleagues, parents and students who have supported the nominations of the winners… were heart-warming and uplifting,” said Prof Tan.