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Early education, govt procurement hot topics for Parliament

Published on Aug 11, 2012 6:00 AM
 
File photo of Mr Muhammad Syafiq Azman, seen here with his students, at PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Kampong Chai Chee Sparkletots Infant and Childcare Centre. Early childhood education and government procurement are two hot topics that are likely to draw a lively debate when Parliament sits on Monday, Aug 13. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAUHUI

Early childhood education and government procurement are two hot topics that are likely to draw a lively debate when Parliament sits on Monday, Aug 13.

According to a parliamentary Order Paper released on Friday, MPs have filed around 20 questions on these two issues, which have been in the headlines in recent weeks.

After an Economist Intelligence Unit survey found Singapore's preschool education lagging behind many other countries, several MPs said it was timely to look at what more can be done to raise standards.

Ms Low Yen Ling (Chua Chu Kang GRC), who is asking how much the Government is spending on preschool education, said: "Now that the global landscape has changed, investment in early childhood education is critical to ensure that there is a more equal starting point for all children."

 
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