Tag: students

“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...

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...

NUS students doing exams remotely due to Covid-19 caught cheating

University students have reportedly been found to have cheated on a take-home exam. According to a recent article by The New Paper, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National University of Singapore gave students the privilege of taking home an exam. Though students were informed that...

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...

Primary 1 girl’s answers to maths questions go viral

Singapore — A Primary 1 girl's answers in her maths schoolwork have gone viral, prompting a serious online debate on the approach to education in Singapore. On Feb 25, Facebook user Siying Tan posted a photo of her niece's maths schoolwork. It had been sent...

Chinese students defiant as university charter cuts ‘freedom of thought’

A top Chinese university has removed references to "freedom of thought" from its charter, triggering a rare act of student defiance, while two other institutions added language stressing fealty to President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party. A video circulating this week showed students at...

Singapore parents face a challenge to change their viewpoint on grades to help relieve pressure on students

Singapore's highly regarded education system is among the best in the world, but it has also created a high-stress and high-pressure environment for children. The obsession with getting good grades, which generally comes from the parents, can take its toll on the kids. In...

‘Say sorry, teacher!’

Justin is a hero among students. A video  – secretly shot with a handphone or even a tablet that the students were using in class – showing him demanding an apology from a male teacher in class made sure of that. But most adult...