Tag: Ong Ye Kung

Activist says forget withholding results slips for non-payment; Singapore should move towards free education

Founder of Transitioning.org and social activist Gilbert Goh said that the ultimate goal for Singapore should be free education, and to move away from the withholding of PSLE results slips altogether. In an exclusive with TISG, he commented on how the Education Ministry plans to...

Ong Ye Kung: Social mixing in schools ‘must not be left to chance’

Singapore—At the annual Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony for Principals at the Shangri-La Hotel on Friday, (Dec 27), Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that the social mixing of pupils from varied backgrounds should not be left to chance, and must therefore be done so...

Ong Ye Kung responds to petition to stop withholding examination results slips due to unpaid school fees

The Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung responded in an email on Wednesday (Dec 18) to Terence Tan, the author of a petition to stop the withholding of examination results slips due to unpaid school fees. Mr. Ong said that he plans to respond...

Singaporean father distraught over having to pay for daughter’s education at private university because “the local universities don’t consider her good enough”

A father took to social media to write about the disparity in the treatment his daughter was given, as compared to foreign students. The man, Raymond Tan, wrote about how he felt watching foreign students have their university education sponsored in Singapore when his own...

WP member asks Ong Ye Kung to look at his own ministry to understand the people’s concerns

Workers' Party member Yee Jenn Jong urged Education Minister Ong Ye Kung to look at his own ministry after the ruling party politician said the Government has to understand the people's concerns. The WP member said this will help the ministry better engage the concerns of...

Activist sets up fund to pay school fees for needy children after giving out S$1,000 to families

Social activist and president of the Transitioning – Unemployment Support Service non-profit group Gilbert Goh has set up a fundraising campaign to help needy students pay the balance of their school fees. Goh had about 10 different families with children unable to collect their...

PJ Thum defends himself after saying, “Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung sharply criticised me and insinuated that I am a traitor for celebrating Malaysia Day”

Historian and former national swimmer Thum Ping Tjin, also known as PJ Thum, took to social media to refute comments made by Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung. In his speech explaining why the Yale-NUS course on dissent and resistance was cancelled, Mr Ong made...

AWARE corrects what Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament, says it wasn’t invited to cancelled dissent course

Singapore—Contrary to what Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament on October 7, Monday, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has clarified that the organization had not received an invitation to take part in the cancelled module on dissent...

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,...

After Ong Ye Kung’s speech in Parliament, netizens are posting Alfian Sa’at’s poems

Singapore—After Education Minister Ong Ye Kung quoted a part of a poem from Alfian Sa’at in Parliament on Monday, October 7, netizens have taken to posting Mr Alfian’s poetry on social media as well. Mr Ong was commenting on the matter of a module on...