Ministry of Education (Singapore)(Redirected from Ministry of Education, Singapore)
The Ministry of Education (Abbreviation: MOE; Malay: Kementerian Pendidikan; Chinese: 教育部; Tamil: கல்வி அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore that directs the formulation and implementation of policies related to education in Singapore. It is currently headed by two Ministers – Ng Chee Meng (Schools) and Ong Ye Kung (Higher Education and Skills) – overseeing education from Primary 1 to tertiary institutions.
Logo of the MOE
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||1, North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675|
|Annual budget||$9.66 billion SGD (2010)|
The ministry currently oversees 10 statutory boards:
- Council for Private Education
- Singapore Polytechnic
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Temasek Polytechnic
- Nanyang Polytechnic
- Republic Polytechnic
- Institute of Technical Education
- ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
- Science Centre, Singapore
- Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board
In 2016, a new statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), will be formed to drive and coordinate the implementation of SkillsFuture. It will take over some of the functions currently performed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and absorb the Council for Private Education (CPE), an existing statutory board under MOE.
Civil servants employed by the Ministry of Education are organised into several Unions, including the Singapore Teachers' Union, Singapore Chinese Teachers' Union, Singapore Malay Teachers' Union and Singapore Tamil Teachers' Union for Education Officers; and the Amalgamated Union of Public Employees for the non-Education Officers. All these unions are affiliates of the National Trades Union Congress.
Minister for EducationEdit
|Years in Office||Minister|
|1959 – 1963||Yong Nyuk Lin|
|1963 –1970||Ong Pang Boon|
|1972 – 1975||Lee Chiaw Meng|
|1975||Toh Chin Chye|
|1975 – 1979||Chua Sian Chin|
|1979 – 1984||Goh Keng Swee|
|1985 – 1992||Tony Tan|
|1992 – 1997||Lee Yock Suan|
|1997 – 2003||Teo Chee Hean|
|2003 – 2008||Tharman Shanmugaratnam|
|2008 – 2011||Ng Eng Hen|
|2011 – 2015||Heng Swee Keat|
|2015 – 2018||Ng Chee Meng (Schools) &
Ong Ye Kung (Higher Education and Skills)
|2018 - present||Ong Ye Kung|
- "Head K: Ministry of Education" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. February 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
- Times, The Straits (March 3, 2015). "How Singapore's six public universities differ". The Straits Times. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
- "Post-secondary". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
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