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Open for Nominations: President's Award for Teachers and Outstanding Youth in Education Award

Published Date: 12 October 2023 10:00 AM

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1. Do you know educators who have made outstanding contributions in moulding the future of our nation? The Ministry of Education (MOE) invites you to nominate them for the following national awards:

President's Award for Teachers 2024

2. The President's Award for Teachers (PAT) recognises excellent and experienced educators who are role models for the teaching profession. These educators constantly adopt innovative approaches in their lessons, and are lifelong learners and mentors to their peers. They personify deep passion for teaching, and inspire their students and peers through words and deeds.

3. The PAT is open to teachers from primary schools, secondary schools, Junior Colleges (JC)/Millennia Institute (MI), as well as educators from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC). Since the establishment of the award in 1998, it has recognised over 120 educators for their teaching excellence, dedication and hard work.

Outstanding Youth in Education Award 2024

4. The Outstanding Youth in Education Award (OYEA) recognises young teachers, aged 35 and below, who are inspiring role models for the teaching profession. These teachers have shown admirable passion for teaching, commitment to inspire and nurture their students, and personify youthful idealism, enthusiasm, and energy.

5. OYEA is open to teachers born on or after 30 June 1989, and are presently in service at a primary school, secondary school, JC or MI. Since its inception in 1999, more than 100 outstanding young educators have received the award.

Nomination Details

6. In support of MOE's sustainability and digital efforts, nominations for both awards can be submitted online (https://go.gov.sg/pat2024 and https://go.gov.sg/oyea2024). The links to the online nomination forms can also be found on the Academy of Singapore Teachers website (OYEA Nomination Form and PAT Nomination Form).

7. Nominations for OYEA and PAT will close on 10 January 2024.