Manpower Ministry to review entry requirements for maids
The Manpower Ministry "will be reviewing" entry requirements for foreign domestic workers.
The Ministry said this in response to an appeal by the Association of Employment Agencies Singapore to lower the minimum age requirement and scrap the educational requirement for maids.
Foreign maids who want to work in Singapore must be at least 23 years old.
This requirement was set by the Manpower Ministry in 2005.
It was raised from the earlier 18-years, as the authorities felt older maids are more mature and responsible.
Maids also need to have at least eight years of education.
The Association says a maid's education should be left to the employer's specification.
It adds that the changes are needed to boost the supply of maids here.
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