Teachers on no-pay leave

Published Date: 13 September 2016 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Chen Show Mao, Aljunied GRC

Question

To ask the Acting Minister for Education (Schools) in each year from 2010 to 2015 (a) how many teachers chose not to renew their teaching contracts with the Ministry; (b) how many teachers were on no-pay leave; and (c) of those on no-pay leave, what was the average duration that they were away from the teaching service.

Response

1. Education officers are generally appointed on permanent service rather than on contract service. As such, if they do leave, it is through resignation and not because of the non-renewal of contracts. The annual resignation rate for education officers has remained low at around 3% over the past few years.

2. The percentage of education officers on no-pay leave1 has been about 2% in the past few years. The average duration of no-pay leave for officers who returned from no-pay leave in the past few years has been about two years.

Footnotes
  1. The statistics cited are for those who take no-pay leave of at least 6 months duration.
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