The Straits Times
Published on Sep 03, 2012

Teachers' Day: No day off in lieu, says MOE


Teachers and students are losing a day off this year because Teachers' Day falls on Sept 7 - during this week's September vacation.

Some parents have called for another day off in return, including mother of two Gracia Tham, who wrote to The Straits Times Forum on the issue.

But the Ministry of Education told The Straits Times that this is not its policy.

"As with other public holidays that fall within the school holidays, no additional day off in lieu is given when Teachers' Day falls within the school holidays," said a spokesman.