Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Have They Meant for Education in Singapore?

In July 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization issued a joint press release calling for the reopening of schools across the world. The press release lamented the fact that over 156 million students were being adversely affected by the continuing closure of schools in 19 countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both organisations expressed concern that “the losses that children and young people will incur from not being in school may never be recouped”.

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Major Education Reforms in 2017: Key Directions and Implications for the Malay/Muslim Community

As the local education landscape continues to evolve, it is imperative that parents, students, teachers and other stakeholders in education keep abreast of change. This article will highlight major education reforms in the year 2017 and point out how they are indicative of key policy directions. It will also discuss implications of these reforms and directions for the Malay/Muslim community.

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What Next for the Malay Community and Education?

After 50 years of national independence, the Malay community has a lot to be proud of in terms of educational achievement. Alongside the rest of the Singapore population, the educational profile of the Malay community has risen. Many more Malays proceed to various forms of post-secondary education. The numbers of Malays with university degrees, polytechnic diplomas and technical qualifications are promising. What lies ahead for the community?

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