Teachers’ Investiture Ceremony: 317 teachers welcomed into workforce
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Lianhe Zaobao (Page 6)
It was reported that 317 newly qualified teachers graduated from the National Institute of Education yesterday. The ceremony, held at NTU, also saw 24 graduated from NIE’s part-time B Ed programme which was specially designed for non-graduate primary school teachers. The report cited Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, who said that given the impact and significance a teacher has on students, it is important that teacher education prepares new teachers with the appropriate values, knowledge and skills. He noted that NIE’s education programmes are highly regarded and recognised internationally. It also highlighted that NIE Director, Professor Lee Sing Kong, said that measures of success need not be limited to grades and ranking. He added that the role entrusted to teachers is to provide the young with a holistic education that prepares them for fulfilling, meaningful and exemplary lives beyond the PSLE and A levels examinations.
There was also two graduands who were featured in the report. They are former crime scene investigator-turned-English teacher Mr Idroz Shah Bahroocha, who graduated yesterday and is a teacher from Compassvale Secondary School. The other is Ms Sharon Han, who is a music teacher at the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School.
Source: Lianhe Zaobao (Page 6), sph