Tag: Education

Indranee Rajah: No additional bursaries for higher-income students

Singapore—Indranee Rajah, the Second Minister for Education, clarified on August 26, Monday, that there will be no additional bursaries for tertiary-level students since their bursaries at present are enough. This pertains specifically to students who belong to families in the S$6,901 and S$9,000 gross household...

Leong Sze Hian asks “Have we lost our way” on National Day

Singapore – While others were celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday, Leong Sze Hian provided quite a few statistics concerning the country's current state and asked if Singapore has lost her way. On August 9 (Friday), prominent blogger and activist Leong Sze Hian aired some concerns...

Angelina Jolie’s son Maddox is furthering his studies in South Korea

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's eldest son is going to attend college in South Korea at the end of the month. Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, her adopted son who just turned 18 will be attending the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul according to People. “He got accepted into...

Netizen accuses Ong Ye Kung of not fully answering parliamentary questions asked by Png Eng Huat on foreign students

During a parliamentary session on Monday, Workers' Party MP for Hougang, Png Eng Huat asked the Education Minister Ong Ye Kung for the number of international students who defaulted on their bond obligations in the last three years, the amount in grants they received...

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...