Recent unhappiness over the Education Ministry’s tracking software and TraceTogether suggests a broader and better narrative on the national digital drive is needed to avoid an erosion of trust arising from such episodic outbreaks
Feb 5, 2021, 5:00 am SGT
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Netizens in online discussion groups have in past weeks taken issue with the decision by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to make compulsory the installation of a digital management application (DMA) on every secondary school student's personal learning device (PLD).
The complaints, which come on the heels of the TraceTogether episode, have even led to a petition calling on MOE to reconsider implementing the DMA which, as it is rolled out, will allow schools to manage students' usage of tablets or laptops used for learning.
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