Tag: Education

SDP repeats claim that the PAP keeps copying its lead, as it prepares to launch education policy for next GE

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has repeated its claim that the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) keeps copying its lead, as it announced the upcoming launch of its education policy. In a statement released on Saturday (6 July), the SDP gave examples of how the...

S’poreans irate after learning MOE spent S$130 million on foreign student scholarships & annual funding

Following the revelation that in the past five years, Singapore’s government spent about S$130 million per year on international students studying in local schools and autonomous universities, Singaporeans online were an unhappy bunch. Education Minister Ong Ye Kung cited the following statistics in a Parliamentary...

Leon Perera to question Ong Ye Kung on the the total spending on financial aid given to foreign students in Parliament

According to Workers’ Party Member of Parliament (MP) Leon Perera, at the next Parliamentary sitting, he is set to ask questions on overarching topics such as government spending on foreign students, Smart Nation initiatives, statistics on harassment in schools and the impact on foreign...

Daughter’s education left hanging after CPF Board allegedly disallows father to withdraw and pay for fees

A 60-year old father said that he might have to resort to choosing between borrowing money, and stopping his daughter’s education because he was allegedly disallowed from using his Central Provident Fund (CPF) money to pay for his child’s education. Mr Lim Koh Leong wrote...

Over half of secondary and primary schools abolishing midyear exams one year ahead of schedule: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore — Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on May 28, Tuesday, that over 90 percent of secondary schools and over 50 percent of primary schools will be scrapping the midyear examinations for Secondary 3 and Primary 3 and 5, respectively. Mr Ong said that...

Malaysia’s education minister opens a can of worms but he is getting Malay support

Maszlee Malik, Malaysia’s Education Minister, a somewhat of a polarising figure since Pakatan Harapan came to power after the May 2018 elections, is the most controversial figure in PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad's cabinet. And Malaysians are sorely divided over his stance on various issues affecting the...

Education’s Moonshot Moment

By: Gordon Brown Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, is United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. He chairs the Advisory Board of the Catalyst Foundation. NEW YORK –...

PM Lee: Students need “intangible but essential values” along with good education and training to ensure Singapore’s success

In a speech to over two hundred Ministry of Education (MOE) Edusave awardees and their families on Saturday, January 5, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that students need more than just good education and training, but "intangible but essential values” are also necessary...

Odd and Strict School Rules in Japan Creating a Mindless Population

Japan: A country known for its quirks, bizarre traditions and practices. This extends even to their educational system. In 2011, a book entited “Henna Kosuku” (“Strange School Rules”), was published by the Strang School Rules Study Group and it revealed a collection of the...

If education is the key to Singapore’s success, why do few parents want their children to become teachers?

Singapore attributes its success to its educational system, touted by other countries as one of the best, if not the best, in the world. In fact, an article in The Economist practically begins with “Today, Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the...