Tag Archives: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

MOE REJECTS NUS MUSIC GRADUATE AMIS APPLICATION BECAUSE HE DID NOT PROVIDE ABRSM GRADE 5 QUALIFICATION

An NUS music graduate looking to renew his Arts and Music Instructor Scheme (AMIS) licence has been rejected by the Ministry of Education because he did not furnish them with at least an The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grade 5 qualification even though he attached his Bachelor of Music degree as his highest professional music qualification. An ABRSM grade 5 is equivalent to GCSE 'O' levels. Does MOE think that a music degree from our local university is not as good as a lesser qualification from a UK examinations board?

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SHOULD MOE TEACHERS BE SUBJECTED TO MORE SCRUTINY AND ACCOUNTABILITY?

There has been something I've been curious about as of late. It started with the debate surrounding the carpark issue. This led to people comparing teaching to other noble jobs such as medicine or engineering. But for the latter, there is a large amount of scrutiny and accountability. If all these other important jobs are held to a certain level of scrutiny and accountability, should teachers also be subject to more scrutiny? Conversely however, if we were to scrutinise teachers even more, less people would join the teaching fraternity as the heavy responsibility might "scare" them away. Too much accountability would just shift more burden to teachers and parents might feel that it is the teacher's job to discipline/teach/babysit all at the same time.

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MANY SACRIFICES MADE BY TEACHERS IN SINGAPORE

This email is with regard to the news that MOE wishes to start charging teachers for parking. While the public remains divided about this issue, and many are quick to point out that teachers had a pay rise last year, none of the forums point out the following realities for teachers in MOE schools:

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SCHOOL BULLYING CAN ONLY BE STOPPED WITH VIOLENCE?

When I was being bullied in secondary school, the bullying started with badmouthing and sometimes slaps to the back of my head. Now, at that point, with the slapping for example, I could have retaliated with a few slaps of my own. No biggie, right? Someone throws a slap, you return with a harder one and that's that.

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NETIZENS SPECULATE 14 YEAR OLD SPECTRA SECONDARY DEATH MAY BE LINKED TO BULLYING

Shortly after news broke about the tragic death of a 14 year-old female student on the grounds of Spectra Secondary School in Woodlands, a netizen who lives in the vicinity of the school has come forward with shocking revelations about the bullying behavior of some students at the school. According to the netizen, Spectra students had on numerous occasions bullied their fellow Spectra students in public places while still wearing their school uniforms.

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SHUQUN SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL “ROTATED”, GOES FOR FURTHER STUDIES

In a press release today, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will be replacing Shuqun Secondary School principal Mr Chia Hai Siang with effect from Thursday (8th Oct). Mr N Sivarajan, the current vice-principal of Northland Secondary School will take over as principal-designate and will be officially take over as principal on January 2016. Shuqun Secondary School gained online infamy when a video taken in one of its classrooms showed a student bullying 2 others. The video was featured on A.S.S. Facebook page.

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BULLIED SHUQUN STUDENTS ENDURED BULLYING FOR A LONG TIME

Fresh revelations from the Shuqun Secondary School bullying case suggests that that the 2 students who were at the receiving end of the bullying have been silently enduring the bully's actions for a long time. According to the 38 year-old aunt of one of the boys in the video, this was not the first time her nephew had been bullied by the same boy. The aunt, who declined to be named, added that if not for the video, the bullying would have gone unnoticed.

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