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”

REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY INCOME THRESHOLD FOR TERTIARY TUITION FEE SUBSIDY SCHEME GIVEN COST-OF-LIVING INFLATION

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs whether there is a plan to perform a review of the eligibility income threshold for the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy scheme in light of the cost-of-living inflation. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS)Continue reading “REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY INCOME THRESHOLD FOR TERTIARY TUITION FEE SUBSIDY SCHEME GIVEN COST-OF-LIVING INFLATION”

REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY INCOME THRESHOLD FOR MUIS’ FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs with regard to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore’s (MUIS) financial assistance scheme (a) when was the eligibility income threshold last reviewed; and (b) whether there are plans to review again, in light of the inflation in costsContinue reading “REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY INCOME THRESHOLD FOR MUIS’ FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME”

GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH LOCAL SMES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Government administers any scholarships aimed at encouraging students to work with local SMEs; and (b) if not, what is the rationale for ending the administration of such scholarships. Mr Gan Kim Yong: The Government partners sponsoring companies, including local SMEs, to award the Singapore-Industry ScholarshipsContinue reading “GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH LOCAL SMES”

INCLUSION OF DYSLEXIA-FRIENDLY FONT AND FEATURES AS TEXTS IN SCHOOLS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry has considered using dyslexia-friendly font and features in schools for such texts to be inclusive for students on the dyslexia spectrum. Mr Chan Chun Sing: Students with dyslexia have difficulties matching language sounds to print. However, dyslexia is not a visual problem that can be addressed byContinue reading “INCLUSION OF DYSLEXIA-FRIENDLY FONT AND FEATURES AS TEXTS IN SCHOOLS”

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”

SECURITY MEASURES AT PRESCHOOL TO PREVENT INTRUSIONS BY UNAUTHORISED PERSONS

The following question stood in the name of Ms He Ting Ru – 9 To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether there are any standard training, support or security measures in place for staff of preschools or childcare service providers regulated by the Early Childhood Development Agency to handle unexpected security incidents; andContinue reading “SECURITY MEASURES AT PRESCHOOL TO PREVENT INTRUSIONS BY UNAUTHORISED PERSONS”