Tag: Ministry of education

Scholarships are going mainly to Singaporeans not Indian nationals says MOE

Singapore—On Friday, December 6, the Ministry of Education (MOE) issued a clarification via its Facebook account to explain that contrary to what some may think, financial aid and scholarships have gone to Singaporeans, and not to foreign students. This clarification was issued to counter discussions...

Pisa 2018: Singapore slips to second place

Singapore claimed the top spot in 2015 for the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) but slipped to second place in 2018. The Pisa is conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The study is done every three years. The Pisa is an...

Ho Ching weighs in on PSLE certificate issue, “But why inflict this on the child?”

Singapore—The Chief Executive of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, has commented an issue that has been in the news lately, about a young girl whose original Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results slip had been withheld due to...

Another mum writes to Ministry of Education on PSLE Math paper, saying, “I do wish you could turn the exam level down a notch”

The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung faced a huge backlash after Serene Eng-Yeo, a PSLE-taking student’s mother and adjunct lecturer at a local university wrote in questioning why the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) papers were so difficult,...

Parents clapback after student’s mother questions the Education minister on why the PSLE has to be so difficult

Following an open letter to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung from a mother of a Primary 6 student, many other parents wrote in agreeing and asking why the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) papers were so difficult as well. In her letter, she said that...

Student’s mother writes in to question the Education minister on why the PSLE has to be so difficult

In an open letter to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, a mother of a Primary 6 student wrote in questioning why the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) papers were so difficult, to the extent that her son and many other twelve-year olds felt demoralized. In...

Ong Ye Kung on why clan families given registration priority: “Without them, these schools would not be here”

Singapore— At a ceremony recognising outstanding Teachers held at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK), the country’s Education Minister, Ong Ye Kung, reminded everyone present as to the significant contribution that key stakeholders like parents and the Chinese community have made to the educational...

Mum whose son came home with cane marks files police report against school

Singapore—Claire Kang filed a police report on September 3, Tuesday, after her 12-year-old son came home with welts, reportedly from a caning administered by the discipline headmistress of the school he attends, on his arms and legs. The boy had allegedly been caned the same...

MOE announced 2020 school term dates and school holiday dates

SINGAPORE — On Tuesday (Aug. 13), the Ministry of Education (MOE) released the start and end dates for the 2020 school year for all levels, and information on school holidays. The MOE announced that the start of the school year for all primary and secondary...

Online petition urges MOE to change “overtly unfair” PSLE scoring system

Singapore — Concerned parents launched an online petition urging the Ministry of Education to reconsider the new scoring system of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) for children exempt from studying mother tongue languages (MTLs). Marianne Wee set up the Change.org petition last Saturday (Aug...