23 October 2021
Education Minister Chan Chun Sing has said that not all students necessarily have conducive environments for home-based learning (HBL).
Hence, putting students on a prolonged HBL schedule can have a negative impact on their academic progress and socio-emotional well-being.
Mr Chan said in a Facebook post that he was aware of the dilemma facing parents and educators on having to choose between resuming in-person schooling and extending HBL.
He said that allowing pupils to return to the classroom will give them a chance to learn while reconnecting face to face with their peers.