Tag: Ong Ye Kung

“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...

Ong Ye Kung: A quick personal assessment amid the Covid-19 crisis

By Mary Lee This is a personal reaction to the man, based solely on his appearance on the joint ministerial panel announcing details of the Covid-19 “circuit-breaker” last week. Education Minister Ong Ye Kung was reportedly one of the frontrunners likely to succeed Lee Hsien...

Ong Ye Kung, among the millions who’ve taken Yale University’s online course on happiness

Singapore—Yale University offered a free online course on on the ‘science of happiness’ taught by Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology some time back. It was attended by millions of people all over the world, including Singapore’s Education Minister, Ong Ye Kung. Regarding the course,...

Of masks, school closures, GE and the like as the scramble for updates continues

Singapore—Do I wear a mask or not? Who should really be wearing a mask?  Will our children be safe at school? Why are schools not closing? Will the elections be held during the coronavirus crisis? No doubt, these are just some of the questions...

Education Minister: Schools kept open for as long as possible

Singapore – Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung has explained why schools are being closed only now (from Wednesday, April 8) even though there have been numerous requests to do so in the past from various people as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases...

Students to do home-based learning once a week from April: Education Minister

Singapore -- All schools will conduct home-based learning once a week from April 1, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (March 27). This follows the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in Singapore and is to better prepare parents and students for more days...

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...