Education

North East Community Development Council works with RoboticsPlus to provide robotics education to needy students ahead of World Educational Robot Contest in Singapore

The World Educational Robot Contest (WER) Asian Open will be hosted in Singapore for the first time on 13 and 14 July 2019 at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The inaugural WER Asian Open contest, jointly organised by the World Educational Robotics Society (WERS), RoboticsPlus, and NUS Students’ Engineering Club will see more than 150 students (aged 4 to …

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SDP set to launch transformative education policy while PAP continues to follow its lead in education reform

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be launching its new transformative education policy titled ‘Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation’ this Saturday afternoon (12 July) at its headquarters in [email protected] In a press release that was sent out by the SDP earlier today (10 July), the party said it will continue to light up the path and …

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NTU and NUS rank in top 20 universities worldwide, best universities in Asia

Two of Singapore’s public universities are ranked among the top 20 universities worldwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2019 released earlier this month. The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have also jointly secured a place at the top of the world-renowned higher education consultancy’s list of Asia’s best universities in the …

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Eight new MOE Kindergartens to open in 2022

Eight new MOE Kindergartens (MKs) will be opened across Singapore in 2022 as part of the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s announced the expansion to about 50 MKs by 2023, to provide parents with more choices for quality and affordable pre-school places. In a press release on Thursday (30 May), the ministry stated that all eight MKs will be located within …

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Admission to Primary One in 2020 start from 3 July

The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2020 will open from Wednesday (3 July) to Thursday (31 October). This was announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in a press release on Thursday (23 May). The ministry noted that dates for the different phases of registration can be found at MOE’s website. All primary schools …

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Tougher sanctions for students guilty of sexual misconduct, including one-year suspension and even expulsion: NUS review committee on sexual misconduct

A minimum suspension of one year and even expulsion for “severe offences” are among stiffer sanctions recommended by the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s review committee on sexual misconduct. Local media reported that the committee’s chairperson Kay Kuok announced the proposals via an e-mail circular to students and staff on Wed (15 May). The recommendations were made in the wake …

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2019 Direct School Admissions and ITE early admissions exercises commence

Students interested in applying for Direct School Admission (DSA) to Junior Colleges (JCs) for admission in 2020 may do so from May 2019, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Monday (13 May). It also stated that separately, applications for early admission to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnics based on course-specific aptitude and interests will start in …

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Educator Mark Rozells questions the idea of Singapore’s meritocracy as the Republic tops OECD PISA results but fares low in equity

The Singapore education system is not, at least statistically, the “grand social leveller” of the Republic’s society, contrary to what has been touted by many under the concept of meritocracy, observed Singaporean educator Mark Rozells. While Singapore is ahead of other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in terms of academic achievement, he noted, in a …

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