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SMU names law school after late CJ Yong Pung How for his ‘profound and immense’ impact on profession

Former CJ Yong Pung How had such a profound and immense impact on the legal profession that, more than three decades after he set out to transform Singapore’s justice system, his achievement is still talked about around the…

Why do some former school sites get torn down for housing?

As a land-scarce country, balancing between setting aside land for development and conserving old sites is challenging. Over the years, we’ve seen many old buildings get demolished to make way for development. Even the old National Library at…

‘Mixed reactions’ from staff of the 18 schools to be merged, students ‘excited’ about the move

With 18 more schools to be merged over the next three years, teachers and staff from the affected schools say they have mixed feelings about the move. “Personally, (I had) mixed reactions because we have a long history…

18 primary and secondary schools to undergo mergers due to declining birth rates, changing demographics

Four pairs of pri schools and five pairs of sec schools will be merged between 2022 and 2024, MOE announced on Wed. “Declining birth rates and changing demographics in our housing estates have led to falling enrolment in…

NUS student allegedly stalked woman and trespassed into her property on campus

A NUS student allegedly committed offences, including stalking a woman and trespassing into her property on campus. Ong Jing Xiang, now 25, had been handed three charges earlier this year – one count each of harassment, criminal trespass…

Let all students take part in green plans

I am heartened that the Government is finding new ways to build a sustainable future through the Singapore Green Plan 2030. The Eco-Stewardship Programme in schools gives young people the opportunity to play their part in making the…

437 NUS students test negative for Covid-19, one still pending after virus traces detected in wastewater

Of the 438 NUS students swabbed for Covid-19, all the results are negative except for one that is still pending. The university informed its staff members and students about this early on Thurs morning. The affected students, who…

Man admits trespassing into NUS hall to steal student’s sex toy after following her on Instagram

About a year after graduating from university, a man trespassed into a residence hall and stole a vibrator belonging to a woman he was following on IG. Chua Chang Rong, 27, pleaded guilty on Tues to three charges…

437 NUS UTown hostel residents swabbed for COVID-19 after viral material found in wastewater sample

A total of 437 residents of a NUS hostel have been swabbed for COVID-19 in a special testing operation on Tues after viral material was detected in a wastewater sample. All results are currently pending, MOH said on…

NUS UTown hostel residents to take COVID-19 test after viral material found in wastewater sample

Residents of a hostel block at NUS’ Utown will undergo a COVID-19 swab test, after viral material was detected in a wastewater sample. Low levels of COVID-19 viral RNA were detected in the wastewater sample collected from the…

Pre-school’s 40-person excursion under probe for possible breach of Covid-19 rules

ECDA is investigating an excursion conducted by Cambridge Pre-school to Pasir Ris Park on Thurs. ST spotted the group at the park at around 1pm. It appeared to consist of more than 40 teachers and children. When approached,…

Determine best class size for learning

Mrs Julia Sng-Thng missed the point about the merits of smaller class sizes raised by Ms Dadina Wong Mee Ching (Several factors more important than class size, Mar 9). It is true that the factors mentioned by Mrs…

Four sites in Balestier, Toa Payoh, Bedok and Jurong East to be cleared for housing projects

Four sites in Balestier, Toa Payoh, Bedok and Jurong East will be cleared to make way for residential projects, according to tender documents put out by HDB. The sites – 51 Jalan Rajah, 1 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh,…

MOE’s possible P1 intake increase under Phase 2C gets mixed reactions from parents

Increasing the intake for Phase 2C of the yearly Pri 1 registration exercise would be a double-edged sword, said parents, depending on which stage they are hoping to apply at. Madam Sia Yiting, 35, a mother of two,…

HDB calls for sixth tender to install solar panels on 1,198 HDB blocks, 57 government sites

In its latest push to generate more clean energy in Singapore, HDB has called for its sixth tender to install solar panels across 1,198 HDB blocks and 57 government sites on Fri. This is to meet demand for…

House for childcare centre use in Serangoon on the market for $14.5 mil

A freehold detached house that has obtained rare approval to operate as a childcare centre is on the market for $14.5 million. The two-storey house on Sommerville Walk sits on a 12,066 sqft plot, and the guide price…

SMU to rename law school after Singapore’s second Chief Justice Yong Pung How

SMU’s law school will be renamed the Yong Pung How School of Law from Apr 11 this year, the day on which Singapore’s second CJ and SMU’s third chancellor would have turned 95. Dr Yong was 93 when…

Several factors more important than class size

Ms Dadina Wong Mee Ching appeals for smaller class sizes in our schools to improve learning ability and reduce dependence on private tuition (Yes, invest more money to reduce class sizes in schools, Mar 4). I beg to…

Students can get TraceTogether tokens from their schools by end-March

Students here who are still without TraceTogether tokens can collect them from their schools by the end of this month. According to an update on MOE website, pri, sec, JC and Millennia Institute students who have not collected…

Reduce class sizes instead of closing schools

Ms Dadina Wong Mee Ching hit the nail on the head on the issue of class sizes (Yes, invest more money to reduce class sizes in schools, Mar 4). Instead of closing down schools, reduce class sizes –…

Yes, invest more money to reduce class sizes in schools

I applaud Sengkang GRC MP Jamus Lim’s suggestion to put funds raised from the issuance of new government bonds towards reducing class sizes in schools. As a mother of pri school pupils, I have seen first-hand how more…

Commonwealth Secondary School nurturing next generation of environmental stewards

For Miss Swapna Haresh Teckwani’s students, learning takes place not only in the classroom but also among the green shoots of the school’s endangered species nursery. After discussing biodiversity and sustainability with the Secondary 4 class during a…

Solar power for most schools as MOE aims for 2030 carbon-neutral target

Progressively equipping schools with solar panels over the next decade is one way MOE plans to reach its target of getting at least 20 per cent of schools to be carbon-neutral by 2030. On Thurs, Minister for Education…

MOE reviewing Pri 1 registration framework to look at increasing spots for pupils living near school

MOE is looking at how to increase places for pupils registering for Pri 1 under Phase 2C of the registration framework, the phase set aside for those who live near the school. Right now, 20 places are reserved…

New bonds can also fund human capital investments: Jamus Lim

Money raised from the issuance of new government bonds should not be used only to fund long-term infrastructure projects, but also be put towards R&D, reducing class sizes in schools and to implement unemployment insurance, Associate Professor Jamus…

New common curriculum for incoming NUS engineering, design and environment students

Engg and design and environment students joining NUS from this year will find out more about net-zero buildings and electric cars, as part of a new common curriculum in Aug. They will also take a new compulsory module…

A class apart? Meritocracy, social mixing and effects on national unity

A friend told me that having lived in a condominium all her life, she grew up thinking she was poor. “You see, all my classmates lived in landed houses,” she said. Like her, going to a top school…

Man given probation for trespassing into NUS dorm, taking women’s undergarments

A man was given 21 months’ probation on Thurs for trespassing into a dormitory at NUS and taking items such as women’s undergarments. Goh An Soon, 20, has to attend offence-specific treatment programmes and perform 60 hours of…

S’pore Green Plan – many existing initiatives but also some new targets

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 was launched amid much anticipation on Wed, following an earlier parliamentary declaration that climate change is a global emergency. But a closer examination of the targets set out under the plan has shown…

ITE to offer subsidised courses on flying drones

Drone enthusiasts can soon take up courses at ITE, the first and only public education institution here to be allowed to teach drone courses and certify flyers – at subsidised rates. These classes, which range from seven hours…

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