Summarized from ST
18 April 2015
SINGAPORE – Facing a shortage of resources, teachers in the late 1950s not only had their salaries reduced but also had their working hours extended.
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat paid tribute to their pioneering spirit on Friday in a speech at the Ministry of Education Promotion Ceremony at Orchard Hotel.
“They should be proud,” he said. “It wasn’t just about hours or duties. They built a nation. Today, schools have good facilities. Teachers draw competitive salaries, with many development opportunities.”