Tag: school

“Don’t end up like Josephine Teo”: Netizen cautions Ong Ye Kung

In response to another back to school update, a netizen recently reminded Singapore Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung not to downplay Covid-19. In a serious tone, the netizen cautioned Mr Ong saying that he should do all that is necessary to prevent 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...

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...

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday. The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, entered the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims...

Chinese province bans mobile homework to protect students’ eyesight

An Eastern province in China moved to ban teachers from using mobile apps as a tool for students to do their homework. This measure is aimed at curtailing the growing incidences of poor eyesight among students, which is partly blamed on their excessive screen time. The...

Video of Whitley Secondary School teacher grabbing student’s t-shirt goes viral

A video of what seems to be a teacher manhandling one of her students has been making its way round the internet, going viral. The video, shared on social media on Monday afternoon garnered 47,000 views within a few hours. In it, a lady,...

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...