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Thanks, teachers, for your priceless difference: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat

Published on Mar 23, 2014 9:59 PM
 
Minister of Education Heng Swee Keat addressing 250 student leaders from 136 secondary schools at the first National Secondary School Student Leaders Conference at *scape in 2012. Remember to be proud of yourself, your school and your students, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat wrote in a Facebook letter to teachers one day before school re-opens after the March holidays. -- MY PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Remember to be proud of yourself, your school and your students, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat wrote in a Facebook letter to teachers one day before school re-opens after the March holidays.

On Sunday evening, Mr Heng went on Facebook to thank teachers and support staff in the school system for the "priceless difference" they make, and encouraged them to continue developing themselves professionally.

This was because he did not have enough time in Parliament to share all the stories that have touched and inspired him during the Budget debate, he wrote.

"When we seek to bring out the best in every child, it takes more than good teaching curricula, strategies or experience - it takes heart," he said. "I know you put your heart into the children and that is why they can discover their true interests and reach their best."

 
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