WORKERS PARTY TO GRILL GOVT ON BOGUS DEGREES IN PARLIAMENT TOMORROW

The Workers' Party MPs will raise questions on recent bogus degree saga in Parliament sitting tomorrow

22. Mr Gerald Giam: To ask the Minister for Manpower when processing S Pass and Employment Pass applications (a) what checks does the Ministry conduct to determine if (i) the academic qualifications and work experience stated in the applications are true and correct and (ii) the academic qualifications are obtained from accredited educational institutions; and (b) since 2012, what percentage of S pass and Employment Pass applications have been subject to these checks.

23. Mr PNG ENG HUAT : To ask the Prime Minister whether the Public Service Division will consider setting up a central authority to screen foreign degrees for public service employment purposes in light of the proliferation of degree programmes and degrees of varying qualities offered in the education industry.

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