Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Education (a) whether multi-religious prayer rooms may be provided at all autonomous universities, polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education; and (b) if not, what are the constraints that inhibit such a provision.
Mr Chan Chun Sing: The Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) are secular institutions which provide a common space for our young to develop a shared identity as Singaporeans, irrespective of race, religion or social status. Students and staff can access informal spaces on campus for their personal religious needs and our IHLs also have multi-purpose quiet rooms that can be used for various purposes.
Ministry of Education
20 March 2023