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'Precision education' can take off in Singapore

Awarding 'micro credentials' after periodic bursts of learning can build future-ready workers. But first, obstacles have to be removed.

Higher education is not keeping pace with the needs of big American corporations like Amazon, which has put US$700m into getting 100,000 of its workers trained for more technical roles.

WE ARE now living in a world in which work is being transformed at a phenomenal rate, driven by an explosion of knowledge, advancing technology, and globalisation. The combined impact of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, 5G and quantum computing is accelerating changes within the...