17 Jul '11, 9pm

Educating all children - without exception

Education is one of the most important issues on Singapore's national agenda: It takes up about one-fifth of the Government's annual budget. The Minstry of Education invests a significant amount of resources in making the educational landscape a vibrant and creative one that maximises the potential of Singapore's most important resource - its people. To underscore its commitment, Singapore signed in 1989 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a legally binding international document that accords the full range of human rights to children, including the right to education. We also instituted the Compulsory Education Act in 2000, which makes it a criminal offence for parents not to enroll their children in school and ensure their regular attendance. Yet, there is a segment of children - those identified with physical and other disabilities - who fall betwe...

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