Foreign teachers bring diversity, fresh perspectives to Singapore schools

Namia Saddiki, born to Moroccan parents in France, conducting a class at the MOE Language Centre in Bishan.
Namia Saddiki, born to Moroccan parents in France, conducting a class at the MOE Language Centre in Bishan.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - There are no cleaners in South Korean schools, and students stay back after lessons to scrub down their classrooms, teachers' staff rooms, toilets and effectively, the entire grounds.

This was one of the first things that Seoul native and art teacher Song Song-I told her students when she started working at Nan Chiau High School six years ago.

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