Very good: Over 26,500 teachers get pay raise
Wage hike will be effective starting 1 September.
In a release by the Ministry of Education, more than 26,000 in-service Education Officers (EOs) and about 500 Allied Educators (AEDs) in several grades will receive a salary adjustment with effect from 1 September 2012. The adjustments will ensure that the salaries of our EOs and AEDs keep pace with the market and commensurate with their roles and responsibilities.
Teachers play an important role in preparing our children for the challenges of the 21st Century, which have become more demanding and complex. They also play a key role in equipping our children with core values, social and emotional competencies and cross-cultural skills that are critical for character and citizenship development.
Integral to the school team are the AEDs who support our teachers in teaching and learning, and in managing the counselling and special education needs of our children in schools.
The Ministry of Education is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a quality school team.
The serving EOs in various General Education Officer (GEO) and Senior Education Officer (SEO) grades will receive an 8% salary adjustment. GEOs and SEOs can expect an increase of up to $550 and $830 respectively to their gross monthly salaries.
The AEDs in various grades will receive salary adjustments ranging from 5% to 15%. Allied Educators can look forward to an increase of up to $700 in their monthly salaries.
Eligible officers will receive the salary adjustments from the September 2012 payroll onwards.