Tag: MOE

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...

MOE’s “holistic” sex education programme accused of being discriminatory

The Ministry of Education's Sexuality Education (SEd) programme has drawn flak among some quarters after a picture of a consent form for the programme turned up online. According to the MOE website, the Ministry's Sexuality Education Curriculum is a "holistic and secular one that aims...

Significant improvements to education system anticipated in Budget 2019

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Sunday (Feb 17) that there would be major improvements in the education system going forward. On December 27 last year Ong disclosed some of these plans, the first initiative was lessening the student’s exam load and decreasing the...

School fees for independent schools to be lowered up to 50% for students from low- and middle-income families starting April 2019

Singapore – At a principal’s appointment ceremony on Thursday (December 27), Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced that starting April next year, children belonging to families of low to middle-income earners will be given bigger subsidies by independent schools. In some cases, the subsidy...

Privately Hired Teachers Pay for Parking too?

Obbana Rajah Come August, teachers will have to pay for their parking just like every other civil servant. But, what about privately hired teachers? Singapore Chinese High School looks to have a discussion with members of the Ministry of Education (MOE) regarding this issue, as not all...

ITE and Secondary School reject blind child due to “lack of facilities”

Even as the government identifies education as a key area of expenditure growth during Budget 2018 yesterday, some students in Singapore still appear to be discriminated against due to their disabilities. One such child is the teenage daughter of Facebook user Mary Lim. Lim revealed that...

Singapore’s language disconnect

By Michael Y.P. Ang Question: Which country once allowed a foreign corporation to set up shop on its soil and prohibit local staff from speaking its national and two other official languages? Answer: Singapore. The foreign company was American book and music retailer Borders, whose Singapore staff...