Tag: Ministry of education

Mixed responses from public on MOE’s ‘ring-fence’ approach in controlling Covid-19 among schools

Singapore – Education Minister Ong Ye Kung disclosed that they would be applying a "ring-fence" approach by putting Covid-19 confirmed cases on leave of absence and will do so on a "small scale" instead of fully closing down schools. Mr Ong revealed the Ministry of...

How Covid-19 has spotlighted the “digital outcasts” in Singapore

In a commentary written for CNA, Anthea Ong shared her views on the ongoing issues Singapore is facing in this new digital age. She said that due to the Covid-19 crisis, Singapore has been forced to do everything online in all aspects of life –...

“We cannot make attending school voluntary”: Ong Ye Kung to parents

Singapore -- Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has responded to concerns raised by parents on the gradual process of reopening schools as the country shifts out of the circuit breaker from June 2. Mr Ong took to Facebook on Thursday (May 21) to address the...

Parents to Ong Ye Kung: Keep home-based learning or have classes daily

Singapore -- The Government announced on Tuesday the lifting, in three phases from June 2, of circuit breaker measures including those for the education sector. Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung also published a Facebook post that day explaining the gradual process of re-opening schools...

Ong Ye Kung: HBL will not be extended and June holidays will be brought forward to start on May 4

SINGAPORE—Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced on Facebook that the June school holidays will be moved up to begin on May 4, covering the entire lengthened circuit breaker period, and that home-based learning (HBL) will not be extended as it "cannot be a prolonged...

Teacher makes innovative use of toy bricks for home-based learning

A Singapore teacher has been praised for rising to the challenge of teaching from home following the temporary closure of schools under circuit breaker measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The teacher's rather innovative method was highlighted by Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung...

Home-based learning: Parents struggle with laptops, uniforms and more

Singapore -- As part of enhanced measures against the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry of Education started home-based learning (HBL) from Wednesday (April 8). According to todayonline.com on April 8, parents have been sharing their woes about trying to find laptops for their children, that the children...

MOE and MSF: Mandatory leave of absence for pre-school and primary students who live with returning overseas travellers

SINGAPORE—On Tuesday (Mar 24), authorities have announced that all pre-school and primary school students will be placed on a mandatory 14-day leave of absence if they live  in the same household as persons who return from overseas travel beginning Thursday (Mar 26). The Ministry of Education...

COVID-19 outbreak: Petition to close schools in Singapore garners 7,700 signatures to date

SINGAPORE—The second term of school in Singapore opened on Monday (Mar 23), much to the dismay of many parents who are extremely worried about the risk it poses to their children amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A petition calling for the closure of schools...

Schools in S’pore are reopening on March 23 and Ong Ye Kung explains why

Singapore – Minister for Education, Ong Ye Kung, took to Facebook to explain why schools are reopening on Monday (Mar 23), stating three points of consideration based on science, disruption and precautions. Mr Ong has been receiving requests and suggestions from parents to extend the...