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Be More Specific About Diversity Of Public Scholars

That the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are working to increase the diversity of both their scholarship applicants and recipients – for instance, by encouraging “more of those living in one- to three-room Housing Board flats and those from poorer families to apply for the scholarships” (ST, Jul. 21) – is encouraging, though they have to be more specific about what is meant by “diversity” and how it is measured and tracked over time. In addition, perhaps having defined diversity across race, gender, socio-economic status, as well as family or educational backgrounds, these metrics ought to be communicated more consistently. Continue reading

Improve National Service? It Starts With A Better Understanding Of (Non-Commanding) NSFs

Put otherwise: How much do we know about our NSFs and their time in service? Continue reading

Parking Fees For Teachers: MOE’s Imperfect Announcement Met With Overreaction On The Internet

These two propositions can be true at the same time: That the Ministry of Education (MOE) could have improved its announcement about teachers having to pay for parking in schools, and that there has been an overreaction to the announcement on the Internet, which in turn does little to advance discourse on a broader range of challenges confronting much more or most teachers. Continue reading

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