Number of teachers here with master's on the rise
14% of graduates have such degrees as schools exercise flexibility in allowing time for studies
Singapore teachers are becoming better qualified with more holding master's degrees. And this is good news for the education system here, said principals.
Already, around eight out of 10 teachers are graduates, up from 75 per cent five years ago, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Within this group, 13.6 per cent, or nearly 3,600, have a master's degree, compared with just 8 per cent five years ago.
More than half are teaching in secondary schools, with around a third in primary schools, and the rest working in junior colleges.