16 Aug '11, 11am

University sector expansion under way: SINGAPORE: Work is under way to chart the future direction of Singapore's...

SINGAPORE: Work is under way to chart the future direction of Singapore's university sector, from 2015 and beyond. One key focus of the Ministry of Education (MOE) is to provide more opportunities for students to get a degree. MOE said it has formed a review committee, headed by Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong, to study and recommend ways to expand the university sector. "We know we have to proceed carefully. This is not just a numbers game; it's not just about expanding heedlessly and growing university places without regard for the quality of education and employment outcomes," Mr Wong said. Mr Wong added the committee will consult extensively, noting too that the committee comprises not just representatives from the private sector and education service, but also includes former ITE and polytechnic graduates. This is to provide as wide a range of perspectiv...

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