STUDIES ON INTERGENERATIONAL INCOME MOBILITY IN SINGAPORE

Mr Leon Perera asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance following the Ministry’s 2012 and 2015 papers on Intergenerational Income Mobility in Singapore (a) whether similar studies have been carried out yielding data for recent years; (b) whether such studies will be expanded to include mobility in health, wealth and opportunities; and (c) whether thereContinue reading “STUDIES ON INTERGENERATIONAL INCOME MOBILITY IN SINGAPORE”

SPECIAL BANK ACCOUNTS FOR LOW-INCOME SOCIAL SERVICE OFFICE GRANTEES TO RECEIVE DIGITAL DISBURSEMENTS

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the effort to implement digital disbursements to replace cash and supermarket vouchers at the Social Services Offices (SSOs) is hindered by low-income grantees who have no access to banking services; and (b) whether special bank accounts may be created for SSO recipientsContinue reading “SPECIAL BANK ACCOUNTS FOR LOW-INCOME SOCIAL SERVICE OFFICE GRANTEES TO RECEIVE DIGITAL DISBURSEMENTS”

PLANS TO RECOVER POTENTIAL OVERPAYMENTS OF SKILLSFUTURE SINGAPORE AGENCY GRANTS FROM OUTSOURCED SERVICE PROVIDER

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Education regarding the Auditor-General’s Office Report for the financial year 2021/22, whether there are plans to (i) recover potential overpayments of SkillsFuture Singapore agency grants from its outsourced service provider (ii) replace the outsourced service provider with another and (iii) bring the grants management payments function in-house. MrContinue reading “PLANS TO RECOVER POTENTIAL OVERPAYMENTS OF SKILLSFUTURE SINGAPORE AGENCY GRANTS FROM OUTSOURCED SERVICE PROVIDER”

FACTORS DETERMINING DURATION OF COMCARE ASSISTANCE OFFERED TO RESIDENTS IN NEED

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Social and Family Development how does the Ministry determine the duration of ComCare assistance offered to residents in need. Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: The Social Service Offices (SSOs) decide on the duration of ComCare assistance based on assessment of how long the household requires support to stabiliseContinue reading “FACTORS DETERMINING DURATION OF COMCARE ASSISTANCE OFFERED TO RESIDENTS IN NEED”

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND REVIEW OF HIRING PRACTICES OF PROFESSORS AT AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITIES

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Education in light of SMU’s review of its vetting procedures on academic integrity, whether the Ministry will consider launching an independent investigation and review into the hiring practices of professors at the Autonomous Universities. Mr Chan Chun Sing: The Autonomous Universities (AUs) exercise due diligence in hiring and haveContinue reading “INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND REVIEW OF HIRING PRACTICES OF PROFESSORS AT AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITIES”

CLASS SIZE OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRANSITION SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATION PROGRAMME AND TEACHERS DEPLOYED PER CLASS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Education in relation to the TRANsition Support for InTegration (TRANSIT) programme (a) what is the current average, lowest and highest class size of the students who are enrolled in this programme; and (b) how many teachers, excluding allied educators, are deployed to each class under this programme. Mr ChanContinue reading “CLASS SIZE OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRANSITION SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATION PROGRAMME AND TEACHERS DEPLOYED PER CLASS”

NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR INFANT CARE AND CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES UNDER SPECIAL APPROVAL FRAMEWORK IN LAST TWO YEARS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Social and Family Development in relation to infant care and childcare subsidies (a) for each month in the last two years, how many applications are made under the Special Approval framework for each of the schemes; (b) how many are successful for each of the schemes; and (c) whetherContinue reading “NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR INFANT CARE AND CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES UNDER SPECIAL APPROVAL FRAMEWORK IN LAST TWO YEARS”

MEASURES AND RESOURCES PUT IN PLACE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND STAFF AFTER ALLEGED MURDER IN RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Education (a) whether the learning points and additional resources available to River Valley High School in the last year since the tragedy will be made available to other schools where necessary; and (b) what learning points or additional processes will be incorporated into the wider school and education systemContinue reading “MEASURES AND RESOURCES PUT IN PLACE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND STAFF AFTER ALLEGED MURDER IN RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL”

STEPS TO ENSURE OBJECTIVE, EVIDENCE-BASED AND NON-DISCRIMINATORY SEXUAL HEALTH AND SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Education whether there are steps in place to ensure that sexual health and sexuality education in schools (i) address public concerns about the subject matters (ii) are based on the best available science and evidence (iii) have clear guidelines about educators sharing their personal and religious views and howContinue reading “STEPS TO ENSURE OBJECTIVE, EVIDENCE-BASED AND NON-DISCRIMINATORY SEXUAL HEALTH AND SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS”

LEVELS OF CONFIDENTIALITY MAINTAINED BY SCHOOL COUNSELLORS FOR STUDENTS THEY COUNSEL

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Education (a) what levels of confidentiality are school counsellors obliged to maintain vis-a-vis the students they counsel; (b) in what circumstances do counsellors inform the students’ teachers and/or parents about their findings during counselling sessions; (c) whether these sharings will have an impact on the students’ school-based leadershipContinue reading “LEVELS OF CONFIDENTIALITY MAINTAINED BY SCHOOL COUNSELLORS FOR STUDENTS THEY COUNSEL”