COS 2021: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Last month, the Minister for National Development replied to my Parliamentary Question (PQ), informing me that there are 150 HDB blocks which are not eligible for the Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP), blocks where there are still residents who do not have same floor access to lifts, that there is noContinue reading “COS 2021: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading”

COS 2021: Plastic and Styrofoam Materials

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mdm Chairperson, with Singaporeans increasingly aware of the need to be environmentally conscious, we should bolster our fight against the use of plastics. In the Green Plan, one of the key pillars is sustainable living, where policies will be geared towards propelling us into a zero-waste nation powered by aContinue reading “COS 2021: Plastic and Styrofoam Materials”

COS 2021: Green Plan 2030 Targets

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis (Sengkang): Madam, the Green Plan is an important step forward, not just for the environment but also for our overall social and economic health as a nation. I would like to take this opportunity to applaud the introduction of new initiatives such as the Enterprise Sustainability Programme, moving up Singapore’sContinue reading “COS 2021: Green Plan 2030 Targets”

COS 2021: Fossil Fuel Industry Workers

Mr Leon Perera (Aljunied): Mdm Chairman, OPEC forecasts that the green transition in shocks like COVID-19 place a big question mark over the future for oil markets. Last year, Shell announced its intent to axe 500 jobs or 38% of its Pulau Bukom workforce and aims to reduce its global workforce by up to 9,000Continue reading “COS 2021: Fossil Fuel Industry Workers”

COS 2021: Citizenship Education

Mr Leon Perera (Aljunied): Mr Chairman, during the COS debates in 2020, MOE announced that Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) would be refreshed, reinforcing the teaching of moral values increasing emphasis on mental health and cyber wellness, engaging students more actively in contemporary issues and being more integrated into subjects and activities. There is growingContinue reading “COS 2021: Citizenship Education”

COS 2021: Smaller Class Sizes

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim (Sengkang): Mr Chairman, Singapore currently has one of the highest average class sizes among advanced countries in Primary and Secondary schools. In 2019, it amounted to 33 students per class. In contrast, the average among industrialised economies is a little more than 20. Even in East Asian economies such asContinue reading “COS 2021: Smaller Class Sizes”

COS 2021: University Cohort Participation Rate

University Cohort Participation Rate Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: Every year, around 9,000 students graduate from private education institutions offering degree courses in Singapore, while thousands more study in universities overseas. Apart from the few who obtain scholarships, most of these students will have to pay full tuition fees for their studies. This can cost themContinue reading “COS 2021: University Cohort Participation Rate”

COS 2021: Foundation Subjects in Primary School

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): In Primary school, students may take a combination of Standard and Foundation level subjects based on their strengths and choices. However, many students and parents may not be aware that for the purpose of Secondary 1 posting, even a perfect score at a Foundation level maps to a StandardContinue reading “COS 2021: Foundation Subjects in Primary School”

COS 2021: Litigants in Person

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Chairman, I beg to move. “That the total sum to be allocated for Head E of the Estimates be reduced by $100”. Our Constitution provides at Article 12 that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law. Today, I wish to focus onContinue reading “COS 2021: Litigants in Person”

COS 2021: Entry of Approved Foreign Workers

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Sir, additional processes have been put in place for employers of foreign workers seeking entry or re-entry into Singapore. After getting MOM approval for the workers, there is now an additional requirement for employers to apply for slots for their entry into Singapore on specific dates. It was explained that thereContinue reading “COS 2021: Entry of Approved Foreign Workers”