Tag: schools

“Surreal incompetence”: Lim Tean slams Ong Ye Kung for reopening schools

People's Voice founder and political activist Lim Tean has slammed Singapore Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung for remaining resolute in his decision to reopen schools despite the public uproar this decision has caused. Mr Lim on Tuesday (May 26) took to Facebook to publicly...

“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...

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...

Singapore teachers drop Zoom after online class gatecrashed

Singapore's teachers have stopped using controversial video-conferencing app Zoom for remote education during the coronavirus lockdown, officials said Friday, after intruders reportedly made lewd comments in a virtual class. The city-state's schools were closed this week as part of tough curbs to tackle a worsening...

Singaporeans unhappy with MOE’s decision to re-open schools on March 23

Many netizens have recently expressed their disdain over the Singaporean Ministry of Education (MOE)'s announcement that schools and kindergartens would re-open on Monday (March 23). According to straitstimes.com the MOE, together with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)...

11-year-old Malay school girl called “stupid and dump” by bullies

A netizen recently shared on Twitter the alleged racial bullying experiences of her younger sister. https://twitter.com/4YSLZ/status/1235824144597389317 A Twitter user with the handle @4YSLZ on Friday (March 6) took her concern for her 11-year-old sister to the online community. "(M)y heart broke today, it was my sister’s...

Singapore parents air concerns over schools allegedly telling children not to wear masks

SINGAPORE — Parents are taking to social media to air their concerns over recent incidents in schools where children have allegedly been disallowed from wearing masks. At the end of last week, Singaporean activist Gilbert Goh posted a message "from a worried mum" on Facebook...

How to keep truant schoolchildren out of malls and hideouts: Police arrest them!

Students caught skipping school, sent to police stations will have to get their parents to come and bail them out or take them home. This is what a viral video on Twitter says. The Malaysian police raided malls and hideaways where students spend their time instead...

What computers can’t do in classrooms

By Mary Lee When I was training teenagers to debate in 2004–8, computers made the task of researching the motion a lot easier and faster (“Google it!” I said). But while the debaters could come up with stacks of research, there was still a problem:...