30 March 2022
There is a need to increase places for adult learners in Singapore’s universities in order to create a pathway for Singaporeans to upgrade their skills for new jobs and fill existing roles.
Education Minister Chan Chun Sing recently announced that the Ministry of Education would study the possibility of a higher lifetime cohort participation rate in education. MOE would consider allowing more working adults to get places in government-funded degree programmes.
In Parliament, Mr Chan also said Singapore’s institutes of higher learning, which include the six autonomous universities, five polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education, must review their programmes with adult learners in mind.