In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at how Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan says Singapore may have to review its water-rationing plan if higher usage persists, among other issues.
All secondary schools which take in students through the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme will have to emphasise the importance of personal qualities when selecting candidates under a review of the scheme. These qualities include character, resilience and leadership.
A slight haze hung over Singapore on Friday evening, affecting visibility in certain parts of the island. As of 6pm, the Pollutant Standards Index's (PSI) three-hour reading stood at 54, which is in the moderate range. Air quality had gradually worsened throughout the day, from a three-hour reading of 31 at 9am on Friday morning.
The setting up of specialised schools that recruit students who have failed the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) have lowered the student attrition rate, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said in Parliament on Friday.
The Government plans to increase the bursaries and raise income eligibility threshold for students studying in institutes of higher learning this year, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Friday.