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Skillful Craftsman Education Technology Limited Announces Collaborative Agreement of Training Foreign Nurses to Meet Registered Nurses Demand in Singapore

WUXI, China, Aug. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skillful Craftsman Education Technology Limited ("the Company" or "Skillful Craftsman") (NASDAQ: EDTK), a leading education technology company providing interactive online learning services, is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement between its Singapore subsidiary, Le First Skilland Pte. Ltd. ("Skilland"), and Parkway College of Nursing and Allied Health Pte. ("Parkway College") to provide specialized training for foreign workers seeking healthcare sector employment in Singapore.

The collaboration aims to address the shortage of nursing resources in Singapore, driven by the aging population and increasing healthcare demands in Singapore and prosperous neighboring nations and regions. For experienced registered nurses (RN) from outside Singapore, obtaining RN status in Singapore requires passing the Singapore Nursing Board Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure Exam, which allows candidates two chances to take the exam.

Under this agreement, Skilland will utilize Parkway College's PREPARATORY course to offer systematic trainings to overseas nurses interested in seeking employment in Singapore. This preparatory course is designed to better prepare nurses for the licensure exam, enhancing their chances of success.

According to THE STRAITS TIMES report on November 21, 2022, Mr One Ye Kung, the Minister of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore, said that Singapore will hire close to 4,000 nurses by the end of 2023. Of the 4,000 to be hired, 60% will be foreign nurses, and 40% will be local nurses.

Established in 2008, Parkway College is the education arm of IHH Healthcare, one of the world's largest healthcare networks, with 83 hospitals in 10 countries. Parkway College provides academic courses in the niche fields of nursing, allied health, and healthcare management.

Mr. Bin Fu, Co-CEO of Skillful Craftsman, emphasized that the global nursing resource shortage is particularly pronounced in Singapore, where over 2,000 foreign nurses are needed annually. Skilland was established with the goal of leveraging Singapore's advanced medical education resources to assist nurses from China and other countries in preparation of and receiving RN Licenses to practice in Singapore. This will enable them to thrive in the nursing industry, contributing valuable talent and expertise in Singapore and to their home countries' medical and elderly care fields. Moreover, this initiative aligns with the Company's commitment to providing meaningful social services.

About Skillful Craftsman
Skillful Craftsman is an education technology company that provides interactive online vocational training and virtual simulation experimental training courses. Since its establishment in Wuxi, China, in 2013, the Company has been a key contributor to China's education reform and development for labor employment. For more information, please visit:

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