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Education, Singapore

Janice Heng
Friday, May 30, 2014

Education, Singapore

Parliament: Have at least two homework-free days a week: Lim Biow Chuan

The Straits Times | Janice Heng | Friday, May 30, 2014

SINGAPORE - MP Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten) urged the Ministry of Education to make this a policy, and also called for a reduction of the primary and secondary school curriculum by 20 to 30 per cent.


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These are the other Parliament debates addressed:

- Parliament: Pri and sec school students do learn about S'pore's political system: Sim Ann

"The concepts of citizen rights and obligations, democracy, our electoral system, principles of our Constitution and the structure of government are covered in the character and citizenship education, social studies and history curricula in primary and secondary schools," Minister of State for Education Sim Ann said in Mandarin.


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- Parliament: Avoid welfare pitfalls when rolling out social policies, says MP Cedric Foo

Singapore should not "yield to populist demands and take a short-term view", which will erode its competitive advantage over time, Member of Parliament Cedric Foo (Pioneer) said in Parliament.


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- Parliament: Let's have a Noticeboard Upgrading Programme: Seng Han Thong

People are not looking at their flats' noticeboards for longer messages, he said in a speech about improving communication between the Government and citizens on Friday.

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