SPENDING BY HOUSEHOLDS ON TUITION AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will consider doing a study on the average out-of-pocket spending by households on tuition and enrichment classes for children, broken down by income decile, to better understand the demand for and effects of the private tuition industry by income segment.    Mr Chan Chun Sing: MOE doesContinue reading “SPENDING BY HOUSEHOLDS ON TUITION AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR CHILDREN”

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SKILLSFUTURE ACCREDITATION FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION PROVIDERS AND INSTRUCTORS

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will consider reducing the hurdle rate for experienced tertiary education providers, such as university lecturers and professors, to acquire SkillsFuture accreditation. Mr Chan Chun Sing: To raise the quality of adult training and education in Singapore, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) sets out Adult Educators (AE) QualificationsContinue reading “SKILLSFUTURE ACCREDITATION FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION PROVIDERS AND INSTRUCTORS”

CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS TO ENROL IN MOE SCHOOLS AT A COMPARABLE GRADE LEVEL UPON THEIR RETURN

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry imposes specific performance criteria that students previously enrolled in international schools will have to meet in order to seamlessly enrol in MOE schools, upon their return, at a comparable grade level. Mr Chan Chun Sing: MOE is committed to help Returning Singaporean (RS) students toContinue reading “CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS TO ENROL IN MOE SCHOOLS AT A COMPARABLE GRADE LEVEL UPON THEIR RETURN”

SUBSIDIES AND ACCREDITATION FOR SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS SITED OUTSIDE SINGAPORE

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry provides any subsidies and accreditation to Singapore international schools located in cities outside of Singapore.  The Minister of State for Education (Ms Gan Siow Huang) (for the Minister for Education): Mr Deputy Speaker, MOE provides funding and teaching support to the Singapore International School inContinue reading “SUBSIDIES AND ACCREDITATION FOR SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS SITED OUTSIDE SINGAPORE”

USAGE OF SKILLSFUTURE CREDITS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING RECEIVED

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Education (a) to date, what is the number of citizens who have used their SkillsFuture credits, with a breakdown by age; (b) what is the feedback from those who have used their SkillsFuture credits as to the effectiveness and value of the training they have undergone; (c) what type ofContinue reading “USAGE OF SKILLSFUTURE CREDITS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING RECEIVED”

ATTENDANCE AT MOOT PARLIAMENT PROGRAMME

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Education (a) how many students does the Moot Parliament Programme (MPP) take in each year; (b) what is the rationale for limiting MPP participation only to Year 3 and Year 4 students from schools offering School-based Gifted Education or the Integrated Programme; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider expandingContinue reading “ATTENDANCE AT MOOT PARLIAMENT PROGRAMME”

SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister of State. She mentioned earlier that the number has been stable. Can I just enquire from the Minister of State what is that number, particularly, for the last year? Ms Gan Siow Huang: The number of students that require mental healthContinue reading “SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND”

PARTICIPATION OF AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES IN IN-PERSON INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES IN LAST FIVE YEARS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Education for local undergraduates at the Autonomous Universities, what is the proportion of students who have participated in in-person international exposure opportunities such as student exchange programmes and overseas internships in each year over the last five years. Mr Chan Chun Sing: The Autonomous Universities (AUs) provide opportunities forContinue reading “PARTICIPATION OF AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES IN IN-PERSON INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES IN LAST FIVE YEARS”

MEDIAN AND MEAN NUMBER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CLASSES HEADED BY FORM TEACHERS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Education for Primary and Secondary schools, what is the current median and mean number of students in a class as defined by the grouping of students headed by a form teacher. Mr Chan Chun Sing: In 2021, the mean form class size in both Primary and Secondary schools was 33. TheContinue reading “MEDIAN AND MEAN NUMBER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CLASSES HEADED BY FORM TEACHERS”

IMPACT OF CHANGE IN PRIMARY 1 REGISTRATION FRAMEWORK ON NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF STUDENTS OBTAINING PLACES IN SCHOOLS WITHIN ONE AND TWO KILOMETRES OF RESIDENCE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Education (a) for Primary schools that required balloting in 2021 and 2022, since the changes to the Primary 1 Registration Framework, what is the change in number and proportion of students who have obtained a place in a Primary school residing (i) within one kilometre and (ii) within twoContinue reading “IMPACT OF CHANGE IN PRIMARY 1 REGISTRATION FRAMEWORK ON NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF STUDENTS OBTAINING PLACES IN SCHOOLS WITHIN ONE AND TWO KILOMETRES OF RESIDENCE”