This Singaporean Went From Gangster To Degree-Holding Social Worker

Weevyn To's rocky path to a successful social worker 32-year-old Weevyn To didn't have the easiest journey getting to where he is today. Now a social worker at a family service centre, his life was once all about drugs, fights, and skipping school. His solution to life's problems were to run away. He...

10 Suggestions Inspired By Sports School Principal’s ‘Money Should Not Motivate Students’ Remark

Sports School Keeps Students’ Prizes The principal of the Singapore Sports School has a policy: Money should not be a motivation for student-athletes. That’s what Mr Tan Teck Hock told parents at a meeting last month, when they complained over the school’s new rule -- when students win prizes while...

Poly Lecturer Wore Bunny Costume To Teach Students Teamwork And Students Loved It

Lecturer's Interesting Teaching Methods We thought its only the primary schools that make use of furry mascots to put their pupils at ease. A lecturer at the Republic Polytechnic School of Hospitality seems to think her students are of the age to be won over by dancing bunnies. Source Dancing Bunnies Employing a tactic...

Parents’ Tuition Classes May Mean That They Can Now Take Exams For Their Children...

Back To School For Parents Incongruous scenes are taking shape at tuition centres across Singapore. Working adults who have left their school years far behind them are willingly going back to school again, and even paying for the privilege of learning subjects like primary school Maths. No, they aren’t trying to relive...

13 Best International Reactions To Cheryl’s Birthday

Cheryl's birthday is now being discussed worldwide Are you happy now, Cheryl? Now everyone's debating over your birth date, even though the solution has been found. And we aren't even your friends! From BuzzFeed to Reddit, the question set for Secondary 3 - 4 Math Olympiads left the world scratching their heads,...

Remember The Lecturer Who Danced In A Bunny Suit? Her Students Now Dance For...

Students Return The Favour This is a very merry classroom indeed. The Republic Polytechnic lecturer who danced in a bunny suit to entertain her students now has her students returning the favour by dancing for her instead, during her last lesson with them. Polytechnic Musical No, you didn’t miss Teacher’s Day --...

Parents, Brace Yourselves: Education Minister Says Your Kids May Skip Uni To Keep Grad...

Education Minister Talks About Cap On Number Of Grads In Singapore Some parents may not be that happy with what Education Minister Ong Ye Kung had to say on Thursday (May 4). Speaking at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, Mr Ong, who is also Second Minister For Defence, was...

Watch How This Cool Video Transforms By Pressing A Button

How would school life be without friends? There'll be no one to guide you in your homework, no one to take wefies with, no one to dance with. Dull, lonely, and unexciting, for sure. Raffles Institution knows all too well how this feels. Watch how they convey this message by ingeniously...

Singapore’s Education System Only Needs Some Tweaks, Rather Than A Entire Overhaul

The Singapore education system is still "unfixed" -- but is fixing required? The debate over education in Singapore has been raging for as long as anyone can remember. Recently, Dr Tony Wagner, an expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, suggested that Singapore's education system would only develop good test-takers and not innovators...

Singaporean Parents Take Tuition Just To Teach Their Kids

Parents attending math tuition? How hard is primary school math these days? Very hard, apparently, and parents learnt it the hard way. "Alamak, so difficult." On 6 December, thirty students attended lessons for eight hours. School was a multi-purpose room at Muhajirin Mosque, and the teacher was not from the Ministry of Education...

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