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Overseas Family School pre-school axes one in three teaching staff

Published on Jun 24, 2014 9:17 AM

An international school has let go of about a third of its kindergarten teaching staff to refresh its ranks with more qualified teachers in the face of growing competition between pre- schools here.

The Overseas Family School in Paterson Road terminated the employment of 14 assistant teachers out of its staff of 45 teachers and assistant teachers earlier this month. The assistant teachers were local residents and held either diplomas or early childhood certificates.

The school, which is under the publicly listed group Overseas Education, is planning to hire better qualified teaching staff, including degree holders.

A spokesman for the school said: "The early childhood market has grown more intense in the past few years, and we wanted to upgrade the profile of our teachers to give us a competitive advantage."

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