21 February 2019
The Ministry of Education’s lifelong learning programme for Singapore will enter its third phase soon, with the ministry making enhancements to previously announced initiatives, for example, reducing the examination load, and setting up of an inter-agency taskforce to help children from disadvantaged homes.
Mr Ong Ye Kung said that these moves will constitute a significant thrust and will culminate in a multi-year effort to significantly upgrade Singapore’s education system.
Mr Ong said the changes are being made in consultation with other fourth-generation (4G) leaders.
“It’s not just the Budget debate, but for any announcements now that come from any of the younger ministers, there’s a good chance that we have gone through a debate and careful deliberation before coming up with these new things,” he added.