Tag: MOE

Lawrence Wong: “Overwhelmingly positive” feedback on secondary school reforms

Singapore -- Mr Lawrence Wong, who was appointed Minister for Education on July 25, has commented on the move away from streaming to Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB) in secondary schools. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Aug 4), he mentioned a visit to Riverside Secondary...

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...

MP Ong Ye Kung advises fresh graduates to think out of the box and continue to upgrade skills

Singapore--Education Minister and MP for Sembawang Mr Ong Ye Kung on an episode of “MP Say What” talked about the kind of opportunities that the Class of 2020 graduates can take up to make use of their time during this Covid-19 period.  He urges that...

Ong Ye Kung announces all students will return to school come June 29, netizen warns “Look at what happened in Beijing!”

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has announced that come June 29, all students will be returning to school daily. In response to this announcement, some netizens have raised safety concerns, given the looming threat of Covid-19. One even pointed to the case of Beijing,...

Mock praise for Ong Ye Kung after 4 students and 1 teacher test positive for Covid-19

After four students and one teacher from different schools tested positive for Covid-19, Ong Ye Kung has found himself on the receiving end of mock praise from netizens. According to a recent press release by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the five cases are not a...

“We must make sure schools continue to be safe”: Ong Ye Kung’s special message to teachers

Singapore -- Although many expressed support in response to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung's recent video message to teachers on the eve of the reopening of schools, a few had lingering concerns about the safety of their children from the Covid-19 virus. While countries around...

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 –...

“Don’t end up like Josephine Teo”: Netizen cautions Ong Ye Kung

In response to another back to school update, a netizen recently reminded Singapore Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung not to downplay Covid-19. In a serious tone, the netizen cautioned Mr Ong saying that he should do all that is necessary to prevent 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...

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...