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Ministry of Education (Singapore)

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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 MinistersNg Chee Meng (Schools) and Ong Ye Kung (Higher Education and Skills) – overseeing education from Primary 1 to tertiary institutions.

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education (Singapore) (logo).gif
Logo of the MOE
Agency overview
Formed 1960
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters 1, North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675
Employees 56,700[1]
Annual budget Increase$9.66 billion SGD (2010)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Chan Lai Fung, Permanent Secretary (Education)
  • Lai Chung Han, 2nd Permanent Secretary (Education)
  • Wong Siew Hoong, Director-General of Education
  • Lai Wei Lin, Deputy Secretary (Policy)
  • Lim Boon Wee, Deputy Secretary (Services)
  • Ng Cher Pong, Deputy Secretary (SkillsFuture)
Child agencies


Statutory boardsEdit

Ministry of Education headquarters at Buona Vista

The ministry currently oversees 10 statutory boards:

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.

Autonomous UniversitiesEdit


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


  1. ^ a b "Head K: Ministry of Education" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. February 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ Times, The Straits (March 3, 2015). "How Singapore's six public universities differ". The Straits Times. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post-secondary". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 

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