4G Leadership: why you can be excited about Lawrence Wong

4G Leadership Lawrence Wong

“I’ve devoted my life to public service, first as a civil servant and later in politics. I will continue to do my utmost to serve our people.” Lawrence Wong The 4G Leadership has decided who will lead them. The choice fell on Finance Minister Lawrence Wong Lawrence who is also co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce handling the […]

Focus on surpassing yourself, not on outperforming others, says Chan Chun Sing

Focus on surpassing yourself, not on outperforming others, says Chan Chun Sing

Rather than trying to outperform others, the focus for a student should be to do his best to surpass himself, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said. In an enlightening interview with Berita Harian (15 Dec), reported by the Straits Times, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore must not have just one narrow yardstick […]

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

We come alive, survive and thrive on connectivity, without which we become pedestrian and unexceptional, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said in a speech made at the Civil Service College’s Social-Economic Nexus Speaking Engagement Series. This is why Singapore has spent decades building our trade networks through our FTA strategy, as well as air and […]

Creating a new generation of jobs for Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing

Chan Chun SIng

In his speech at the launch of the Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre (TP AMC), at Temasek Polytechnic, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing shared with students on how Singapore can scale up its manufacturing sector qualitatively and be in niche areas that will make us hard to displace down the road. To do this, Singapore […]

4G Leadership: why you can feel assured with Indranee Rajah

Indranee Rajah

“…every Singaporean of whatever age is important. We are a unique people and we are a special country. Never forget that!” Ms Indranee Rajah has served as the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001. She is the fourth woman in Singapore’s history to be appointed as a full […]

Leadership transition: never a straight line

Leadership transition: never a straight line

Leadership transition should be smooth and fuss-free – shouldn’t it? Not quite. There are often curveballs to even the most meticulous approach – not even Lee Kuan Yew with his famous planning was immune to it. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, several promising leaders, thought to be on the way up and even eyed […]

Class size reduction: who wants to be a teacher?

class size in singapore

Everyone loves a small class. In Australia, the student-teacher ratios fell from 25-to-1 in 1964 to 14-to-1 in 2015. Most of the fall occurred in the 1960s and 1970s as unions and school reformers pushed for smaller classes. Did the fall in the student-teacher ratios in Australia schools lead to the expected improvement in students’ […]

No relationship between class size and learning outcomes: OECD

No relationship between class size and learning outcomes said oecd singapore

The culture of seeking tuition is coded into our people’s DNA. This phenomenon has little to do with the efficacy of school teachers. It has got more to do with the mentality of wanting to be ahead, to have an edge over others. This, in itself, is not a bad thing because that is how […]

Don’t import culture wars or allow issues of gender identity to divide our society: Lawrence Wong

Gender Identity

Speaking in Parliament on gender dysphoria, Education Minister Lawrence Wong reiterated that all medical treatment decisions, including the use of hormone replacement therapy, ultimately rest with medical professionals, the person with gender dysphoria and their family. “Such medical decisions are beyond the purview of MOE or any educational institution,” Mr Wong said. The Education Ministry’s […]