02 May '11, 12pm

MOE may review 30% target for university admissions: Ng Eng Hen

MOE may review 30% target for university admissions: Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE: Education Minister Ng Eng Hen said the ministry may review upwards, its targets for university admissions, so long as the quality of degrees are not compromised. It's currently 30 percent of each Primary 1 cohort to attend universities. Currently, the aim is to have 30 per cent of each cohort in public universities by 2015. Dr Ng also said no child will be denied a good education, because they cannot afford it. Dr Ng also focused on how the ministry has tried to address the anxieties of parents, teachers and students, mainly about the opportunities available to all. The Education Minister discussed how over a decade ago, the decision was made to shift Singapore's approach to education, and that the focus was beyond just academic achievements. Dr Ng said: "What everyone was saying was, 'yes, grades do matter but it cannot overshadow everything'. "What they were r...

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