20 November 2021
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has stated that around 13,000 at-risk students will benefit from the expansion of the Uplift Enhanced School Resourcing programme, a programme designed by the Ministry of Education to help them stay in school through after-school support and holiday activities.
Disparities between families has been an ongoing problem in Singapore’s educational landscape. Long-term absenteeism, for instance, is a key barrier, impeding children’s progress in their learning. There also have to be sufficient touch points with these students, even during the school holidays. This is where adults, like a teacher or mentor, play a key role in ensuring such students do not fall behind their peers.
Singapore has made great strides in uplifting its people in the past few decades, but going forward, it has to make sure no one is left behind.