09 February 2021
According to Education Minister Lawrence Wong, Singapore needs to have an education system for life, rather than one that front-loads learning when a person is young.
The SkillsFuture movement, for example, allows people multiple entry points to reskill and upgrade.
Schools with a larger proportion of children from lower-income families or disadvantaged backgrounds are getting more resources so that these children can get more support, Mr Wong also said.
Societies today place too much of a premium on cognitive abilities, and do not sufficiently value those engaging in other forms of work. To counter this, Singapore is rolling out the progressive wage model across various sectors, and reviewing polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education pathways.