President's Award for Teachers 2015 is open for nominations

President Tony Tan Keng Yam (fourth from left) with his wife Mary (fourth from right) and Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (third from left) standing with President's Award for Teachers 2014 winners (from left) Linda Lim, Rezia Rahumathullah, Sim Lu
President Tony Tan Keng Yam (fourth from left) with his wife Mary (fourth from right) and Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (third from left) standing with President's Award for Teachers 2014 winners (from left) Linda Lim, Rezia Rahumathullah, Sim Lucy, Wendy Wong and Muhammad Nazir Amir, on Aug 29, 2014. Nominations for the 2015 awards are now open, said the Ministry of Education on Jan 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Education has opened nominations for the President's Award for Teachers (PAT) 2015, inviting members of the public to nominate outstanding teachers. The award will be conferred by the President at the Istana on Teachers' Day.

This will be the 18th year that the PAT has been open. A total of 66 teachers have received the award since its introduction in 1998.

Teachers who are nominated are expected to lead, care for and inspire their students. They are also expected to be role models to other teachers.

Nomination forms have been made available at all primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, the Millenia Institute, and the MOE Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista Drive. Nomination forms can also be downloaded at the Singapore Academy of Teachers Website, and can be submitted online.

Nominations will close on Feb 24 next month.