Singapore Conversation to hold targeted sessions into specific topics
Published on Mar 24, 2013 8:27 AM
The Our Singapore Conversation exercise changes next month, moving from open and wide-ranging discussions to targeted sessions on specific hot topics.
From next month to June, there will be a series of citizen dialogues on specific issues to take what the man in charge, Mr Heng Swee Keat, describes as a "deep dive" into topics like housing, education, health care and jobs.
As promised by several ministers in Parliament during the recent Budget debate, fundamental questions like whether public housing should be an appreciating asset or if the Primary School Leaving Examination should be abolished will get a thorough public review.
Last week, the Ministry of Education announced that its sessions will focus on two topics: stress, and an excessive focus on examinations and grades; and ensuring opportunities, social mobility, and inclusion.
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