SINGAPORE – Prospective teachers are screened to ensure they have the right values and temperament to uphold racial harmony, and can sensitively discuss issues involving race with their students.

The assessment starts at the recruitment stage when new hires are interviewed, and continues during the compulsory contract stint in schools, which lasts for about four months before training starts, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) and National Institute of Education (NIE).

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Last modified: June 25, 2021