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Parliament: MOE sees hike in the resignation rate for new teachers

Ministry of Education (MOE) stated that the resignation rate for new teachers within their first five years of service has seen a slight increase. Minister of State for Education Janil Puthucheary responded to Dr Lim Wee Kiak (Sembawang GRC), Non-Constituency MP Daniel Goh and Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap (Aljunied GRC) who asked about teachers leaving the teaching force in …

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Parliament moves motion to honour Paralympians for their achievements

A motion was moved in Parliament today (7 November) to honour the achievements of Paralympians contingent at the Rio Paralympic Games in September. The 13-strong team of Paralympians was invited, however, only nine of them have turned up at the motion, including Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh. Yip earned two golden medals at the Games. The first gold medal in the 100m …

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MOE: Trained counsellors to support students with psychological and mental health-related issues

Every school has a trained school counsellor and teachers to support students with psychological and mental health-related issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and suicidal behaviours. This was an answer from the Ministry of Education (MOE) in response to questions raised by Nominated Member of Parliament, Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin. Ms Kuik asked the Acting Minister for Education, Ng Chee Meng, the following …

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Cases of abused of and abusing by foreign domestic worker in Singapore

Nominated Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Kok Heng Leun had earlier asked the Minister for Manpower at Parliament about statistics on abused foreign domestic workers and those who abuse people whom they take care of, in Singapore for each year from 2014 to 2015. He asked the following questions: What is the number of foreign domestic helpers who have been abused …

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Ministry for Social and Family Development has no plans for more shelters for victims of family violence

Over the last five years, MSF-funded Family Service Centres (FSCs) reported an average of 1,400 cases annually where family violence was one of the presenting problems. FSCs may refer cases to the three Family Violence Specialist Centres (FVSCs) for more specialised intervention.   Family violence may co-exist with other issues such as family and marital disputes. Victims can also approach the …

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Unmanned aircraft operations facilitated, while ensuring safety for everyone

Ministry of Transport (MOT) received one report of a remote control aeroplane that damaged the roof of a housing block in Bishan, however, the operator could not be located. This is MOT’s reply to one of the questions asked by Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong in Parliament on Monday. Assoc Prof Goh had asked the Government the numbers of accidents …

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Josephine Teo: Safety is about practicing common sense other than regulation and enforcement

In light of the increasing number of accidents involving personal mobility devices (PMD), the Ministry of Transport (MOT) heard eight questions regarding the issue at Parliament on 10 October. Senior Minister of State for Transport, Josephine Tan responded that in the twelve months to June this year, there had been 12 reported cases of on-road accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. According to …

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NSmen taking IPPT will require to scan fingerprints to enter SAF camps

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Monday (10 October) that all personnel including National Servicemen taking their Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) will be required to undergo biometric fingerprinting to enter Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) camps by 2018. Mr Ng was responding to Dr Lee Bee Wah’s question on the recent case where a 38-year-old NSman was jailed for …

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