Monthly Archives: October 2016


NUS board of trustees to get new chairman at start of next year

SINGAPORE - The National University of Singapore's board of trustees will get a new chairman next year. Mr Wong Ngit Liong, 75, who has held the post the past 12 years will step down on Dec 31 and will be be succeeded by NUS alumnus Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, 66, the NUS said in a [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Maths exam mix-up: Schools say they could have done more

The two schools in an O-level exam mix-up have admitted they could have done more to ensure their students took the correct mathematics paper. They also urged the affected students to refocus on their remaining exam papers. Still, some parents whose kids were affected by the mix-up last week are unhappy that their children's preliminary [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

73 take wrong O-level maths paper

More than 70 students from two schools took the wrong O-level mathematics paper last Thursday, after a mix-up in the subject codes during registration. A total of 73 Secondary 5 students - 24 from Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School (AISS) and 49 from Woodgrove Secondary School - were affected. They had taken the O-level maths Paper [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

NTU ranked world’s best young uni for third straight year

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been ranked the world's best young university for a third straight year. In Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) latest rankings of the world's top 50 universities established less than 50 years ago, NTU retained its No. 1 spot followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Korea Advanced Institute [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Raising fees for foreign students is being ‘fair’

Singapore schools are primarily for Singaporean children, and some costs have to be recovered from non-Singaporean students to be "fair" to taxpayers, said Acting Education Minister (Schools) Ng Chee Meng yesterday at a dialogue.   He was commenting on fee hikes, which were announced last week, for non-Singaporean students in local schools.   The increases, [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Proposal for UniSIM to become Singapore’s sixth autonomous university

SINGAPORE - The privately-run SIM University (UniSIM) will become Singapore's sixth autonomous university and be fully funded by the Government, if a proposal by the Education Ministry (MOE) is given the green light. Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung who revealed this at UniSIM's convocation on Wednesday (Oct 12) morning, [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Increase in School Fees for Non-Citizens in Government and Government-Aided Schools from 2017

1.The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be revising the school fees for students who are Singapore permanent residents (PR) and international students (IS) in Government and Government-aided schools from January 2017 to further differentiate fees by citizenship. This revision is part of MOE’s periodic review of school fees. 2.School fees will increase by $20 to [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Secondary schools to offer 7 new hands-on subjects

Seven new subjects, ranging from robotics to sports science, are set to become part of the O- and N-level tracks to give students a chance for more hands-on learning. These subjects, which will be rolled out over the next two years, will be available in more than 60 secondary schools. O-level electronics and computing will [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

High proportion of students go for post-secondary education

The proportion of students pursuing post-secondary education remains high, the Ministry of Education (MOE) revealed yesterday in its annual set of data. About 96.7 per cent of the Primary 1 cohort in 2005 progressed to post-secondary education last year, a slight drop from 96.9 per cent in 2014. Still, it is a significant jump from [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments