Exchange in Ministerial Statement on River Valley High School Incident

Ms Hazel Poa (Non-Constituency Member): Thank you, Deputy Speaker. This incident, as well as the incident at SJI, has thrown the spotlight on the importance of mental health. Last year, the number of suicides among boys aged 10 to 19 was at a record high. I echo Mr Patrick Tay’s call, which the Minister did […]

Budget 2021: Preparing for Future Economy

Mr Chairman, the Budget Statement described extensive plans for an innovation-driven economy. To thrive in an innovation-driven economy requires more than the acquisition of technical skills and scientific or professional knowledge, but also a mindset that is ready and able to challenge established norms or widely accepted thinking, not afraid to fail and ever ready to […]

Statistics on Enrolment, Class Size and Results of Cohort Taking GCE “A” Levels in Integrated Programme in 2019

Hazel Asks the Education Minister

Ms Hazel Poa asked the Minister for Education (a) in 2020, what is the number of Integrated Programme students; (b) what is the average class size; (c) how many of them took the GCE “A” levels in 2019; and (d) how many of them could not meet the entry requirements for local universities.

Financial Assistance for Students Preparing for National Examinations as Private Candidates

Hazel Asks the Education Minister

Ms Hazel Poa asked the Minister for Education whether any financial assistance is available to students not attending Government, Government-aided or Government-funded schools but who are preparing for national examinations like the PSLE, GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels as private candidates.

Making children more resilient in adulthood and better able to handle any crisis

Speech delivered at Government’s Strategy to Emerge Stronger From the COVID-19 Pandemic Mr Speaker, Sir, first of all, I would like to declare that I own an education company as I will be talking about education in the rest of my speech. The Deputy Prime Minister spoke extensively about the economic plans to address the […]