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Singapore Conversation to hold targeted sessions into specific topics

Published on Mar 24, 2013 8:27 AM
 
Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, co-hosting a segment of Our Singapore Conversation event with ITE College East student Nur Atiqah Sulaiman on Dec 1, 2012 at Tampines Central Community Club. The Our Singapore Conversation exercise changes next month, moving from open and wide-ranging discussions to targeted sessions on specific hot topics. -- FILE PHOTO: PETER LIM FOR TAMPINES CENTRAL CC

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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