Abolishing streaming, Making CCAs available to all students

Cuts by MP Louis Ng during Ministry of Education’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Abolishing streaming In my budget speech, I shared my concerns about streaming and how it might lead to social stratification. I spoke about the immobility in our education system where a student who enters the Normal (Technical) stream has little chance of leaving this stream. I spoke about how streaming can discourage some students. How is MOE addressing the concerns of social stratification due to streaming?....

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Make Every Class a Good Class: Doing Away with Streaming

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Budget Debate 2019 Watch the speech here Introduction Sir, inequality has been a buzzword in recent years and it is a positive sign. It shows that as a society, we are not just concerned about ourselves, but we are also concerned about those who have fallen behind those who need our help. What is the best way to reduce inequality? The answer is ensuring social mobility and social mixing.....

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Microbeads, disease costs and starting salaries

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 10 Sep 2018 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) whether the Ministry monitors the amounts of microbeads in reservoirs, tap water, and discharge into the ocean; (b) what percentage of microbeads is removed during the water treatment process; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider banning cosmetics that contain microbeads. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Transport (a) when will the Ministry make public the full findings of the animal monitoring programme conducted at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve,....

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Play is the work of childhood

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on the Motion “Education for our future” Introduction Every school is a good school and this is a phrase we are very familiar with by now. Perhaps soon, we will also have to say that every Early Childhood Development Centre is a good Early Childhood Development Centre. Parents are now not just worried about which primary school their child goes to but also which Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) their child goes to.....

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