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Singapore's new Acting Education Ministers stress a more diverse education system

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Singapore's two newly appointed Acting Education Ministers, Ng Chee Meng and Ong Ye Kung, on Monday reiterated the government's commitment to build a more diverse system to help every student fulfil their potential.

SINGAPORE'S two newly appointed Acting Education Ministers, Ng Chee Meng and Ong Ye Kung, on Monday reiterated the government's commitment to build a more diverse system to help every student fulfil their potential.

In a joint message, Mr Ng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools), and Mr Ong, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's decision to appoint two Acting Education Ministers is a strong signal - that while the system is expanding in both scale and complexity, the government is determined to continue building more and better pathways for Singaporeans to pursue their passions and fulfil their aspirations.

Looking ahead, in the schools, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will nurture students and young people to be their best, holistically.

"A key outcome must be to imbue each Singaporean with the drive to learn - not just while they are in school, but throughout life," they said.

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In higher education and skills, MOE will be doing more to drive the key national effort - SkillsFuture - to support all learners, from students, to youths, to adults.

"We will discover and nurture individual talents and abilities, and give Singaporeans more opportunities to develop and deepen their skills, and achieve mastery. This will have important implications on the way people learn, when they learn, how they learn, what credentials they achieve, and how workplaces and society recognises them. The system will become even more diverse," they said.

"At the end of it all, we want every school to be a good school, every student an engaged learner, every teacher a caring educator, and every parent a supportive partner."

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