More men wanted as pre-school teachers in S'pore even as numbers rise

Mr Kevin Teo, an English teacher at My First Skool at Block 82 Strathmore Avenue, reading a book with the children. PHOTO: NTUC FIRST CAMPUS' MY FIRST SKOOL
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SINGAPORE - The number of male pre-school educators in Singapore has risen from 114 in 2016 to about 160 last year, with the recruitment of more teachers to fill a growing need as more parents seek full-day places for their children in pre-schools.

The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), responding to queries from The Straits Times, said the sector needs more educators. It added that it "welcomes more men to consider a career in the early childhood sector".

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