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AseanPlus News 03 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

It’s just a ‘Pisa’ cake for teens

SINGAPORE’S 15-year-olds do not just excel in mathematics, science and reading. They are world-beaters too in solving problems, according to a global ranking of student skills.

World 08 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Age ceiling may be raised to 67

Older workers may soon be able to work until they turn 67. The government is looking into further raising the re-employment age from 65 by a further two years, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Amy Khor.

Opinion 21 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Is Singapore turning back the clock?

A recent speech has some worried that if the PAP continues to lose popularity, it may revert to the hard-line politics of old.

Opinion 07 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Downplaying varsity degrees

With thousands of unemployed graduates, the government plans to cap campus enrolment.

AseanPlus News 29 Sep 2013 | 9:45 AM

Swee Keat: We can do more to promote Chinese culture

Singapore can still do more to promote the Chinese language and culture, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat.

AseanPlus News 27 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

New plans to benefit students

THE programmes and initiatives announced at the Education Ministry’s (MOE) annual workplan seminar were “thoroughly considered and carefully planned” to benefit students, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat.

Insight Down South 07 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Keeping a watchful eye

Citizens of nearby countries are following education developments closely as many send their children to study in the republic.

AseanPlus News 28 Aug 2013 | 8:30 AM

Diverse team to plan 50th birthday

SINGAPORE’S 50th birthday celebrations should resonate with all Singaporeans, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat as the wraps were taken off the Singapore50 (SG50) committee tasked with planning events for the jubilee year.

AseanPlus News 10 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

St Margaret's Secondary girls allowed to go wig-less

The St Margaret’s Secondary principal in the Hair for Hope incident has now allowed the five girls involved to go wig-less after discussion with the students, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in a post about the incident on his Facebook page.

AseanPlus News 08 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Minister signals impending changes

EDUCATION minister Heng Swee Keat signalled impending policy changes on several fronts including housing, as he sketched out how the government intends to ensure that growth becomes even more inclusive.