07 July 2019
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung recently spoke at a round table discussion during the Group of Seven (G-7) Meeting for Education Ministers. This is the first time Singapore has been invited to such a meeting.
During the G-7 Education meeting, Mr Ong spoke about Singapore’s approach to tackling inequality, which is not to cap the top and limit their potential, but to invest in the bottom to help uplift them.
Singapore’s Ministry of Education said in a statement recently that the G-7 countries have adopted a Common Declaration, reaffirming the crucial role of education in promoting equal opportunities for all and in addressing inequality in their respective societies. The G-7 countries also issued a communique on anti-bullying at school.
The 2019 G-7 Summit, which will focus on fighting inequality, will be held from Aug 24 to 26 in Biarritz, France.
In recent years, there have been many studies on inequality from organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and others