02 May '11, 9pm

Education the 'secret weapon' that's key to helping sandwiched class: PAP's Ng Eng Hen #sgelections

SINGAPORE - When he goes on home visits, he can feel the pride parents have when they show him their children's graduation pictures. But before Singapore increases public university places further, Education Minister Ng Eng Hen (picture) first wants to work towards the 30-per-cent admission rate for each cohort by 2015. "Then we can review it," he said. Quality is key, for what the People's Action Party (PAP) described yesterday as Singapore's "secret weapon" and one of its key strategies to help "sandwiched Singaporeans". And when it comes to the education, Dr Ng said it was "not something that is a quick fix". "It's not amiable to sloganeering or quick fixes," he said. "You want to do something, you need teachers." While some Opposition candidates have questioned the Government's education approach, Dr Ng, the PAP's organising secretary (special duties), told reporters t...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110503-00003...

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