Six Teachers Recognised at Most Inspiring Tamil Teachers Award Ceremony

Published Date: 17 September 2022 06:00 PM

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1. Six Tamil Language teachers received this year's Most Inspiring Tamil Teachers (MITT) Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the teaching and learning of the Tamil Language. In addition to the MITT Award, three other teachers were presented with the Best NIE Tamil Trainee Teacher Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. See Annex for the list of award recipients.

2. The MITT Award ceremony was held on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre. Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Health was the Guest-of-Honour at the ceremony, where he presented the awards.

3. The MITT Award is jointly presented by Tamil Murasu, the Singapore Tamil Teachers' Union and the Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee. The award serves to recognise the stellar performance of our Tamil Language teachers in their role in educating and promoting the language among their students. Each award recipient will receive a trophy, a certificate of achievement and a cash grant.

4. All Tamil Language teachers in local mainstream schools were eligible to be nominated for the MITT Award. Students, teachers, parents, school leaders and members of the public were invited to nominate potential award recipients. This year, 496 nominations for 146 teachers were received between February to April 2022.

5. The awardees were selected by a panel of judges comprising key representatives and members from the teaching fraternity, Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee, Tamil Murasu and the Singapore Tamil Teachers' Union. Since the Award's inception in 2002, it has recognised over 200 inspiring Tamil Language educators in our primary, secondary schools, junior colleges and Millennia Institute, and they have been role models to other Tamil Language educators in nurturing the next generation of students to become proficient users of the Tamil Language.

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