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Winner of WP Policy Challenge 2022 presented the merits of introducing philosophy education in secondary schools

The posts showed WP Members of Parliament awarding the three winners. A short video clip of the challenge was also posted.

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The Workers’ Party Youth Wing announced on Sunday (Nov 13) the winners of this year’s WP Policy Challenge, congratulating Ms Ng Ziqin, Mr Isaac Neo and Mr Si Yuan.

Ms Ng, who won the challenge, “presented a fresh and compelling argument with her motion ‘The Merits of Introducing Compulsory Philosophy Education in Secondary Schools’ and swept up a majority of the popular vote during our public voting segment,” the WP Youth Wing said in a social media posts.

The posts showed WP Members of Parliament Jamus Lim (Sengkang GRC) and Gerald Giam (Aljunied GRC), together with Ms Nicole Seah, who heads the WP Youth Wing, awarding the three winners.

A short clip of the challenge was also posted on the party’s TikTok channel.

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…and that concludes #WPPolicyChallenge 2022! See ya in the next edition!

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In a video released on Sept 28, prominent leaders of the Workers’ Party invited Singaporeans aged 40 and below to participate in this year’s WP Policy Challenge.

Ms Seah, a member of the WP’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) as the president of the youth wing, Mr Giam, and Assoc Prof Lim issued the invitation to join WP’s event, which took place from Oct 2 to Nov 13.

Mr Giam heads the party’s Policy Research Team, while Assoc Prof Lim is its Deputy Head.

The invitation was issued jointly by WP’s Youth Wing and Policy Research Team.

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Our Youth Wing and Policy Research Team invite you to participate in our WP Policy Challenge 2022, which will take place from 2 October 2022 to 13 November 2022.Besides cash prizes, you will have an opportunity to work with WP parliamentarians and experience volunteering for the Policy Research Team. We have prepared 4 broad topics for you to choose from. If you believe you can put forward a robust case and make your ideas count, take part in this challenge!

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The three leaders made up the panel of judges for the event, which consisted of three rounds.

Prizes for the winners included cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100 for first to third places respectively, plus WP memorabilia.

“As a Parliamentary Opposition party, we appreciate that our role goes beyond critiquing existing policies to providing sound and credible alternative policy ideas. In this spirit, we designed this challenge to give youths a taste of parliamentary work and debate,” said Mr Giam.

Ms Seah noted in the video that aside from the cash prizes, participants will be able to work with the WP parliamentarians and “get a taste of what it’s like volunteering in the WP Policy Research Team.”

Mr Giam, who served as a Non-Constituency MP from 2011 to 2015 before becoming part of the WP’s Aljunied GRC slate in 2020, said that the panel is looking forward to participants’ adjournment motion speeches.

“But be prepared to launch a strong defence, as we will challenge your case,” he warned.

“So if you believe you can put forward a robust case and offer solutions to our policy challenge, then we invite you to make your ideas count,” Assoc Prof Lim added. /TISG

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