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MOE to merge with tuition industry

MOE to merge with tuition industry

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Teachers can now earn money after regular school hours.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe learning about trigonometry will not help one in doing taxes, are glad.

This after they want the Ministry of Education to merge with the tuition industry to bring about greater economies of scale.

One Singaporean, Qu Bu See, said: “This seamless transition from going to school to going to tuition would make the system more effective and efficient overall.”

“MOE teachers will get to be paid tuition teachers rates after hours as a form of bonus and this will make them more motivated.”

“Students in turn will do better as their progress can be monitored by the schools they are in.”

Other locals said this move will help put the Singapore tuition industry under control and manage wastes.

Another local, Tan Dua Lui, said: “Currently, the tuition industry in Singapore is running amok.”

“This is an area that needs more regulation and higher barriers to entry to help limit the tuition industry to begin with.”

“The private sector must come under the umbrella of the public sector, if not people will take advantage and make money from it.”







Nationalise private tuition in S’pore to make education system truly great

Nationalise private tuition in S’pore to make education system truly great

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Private tuition is what allows students to reach full academic potential.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who recognise what works and what doesn’t, have come out to urge the government to take over the private tuition industry.

This after they said the billion-dollar tuition industry is what makes education in Singapore truly great and deserves to be nationalised to take over their best practices of helping students score good grades.

Currently, the public education system is focused too much on making students not hit their full academic potential as they are urged to be balanced and nurture other life skills.

One Singaporean, Pu Xi, said: “The public education system in Singapore is okay on its own at best. Most Singaporeans who have gone through it made it despite the public education system.”

“Because what really works is the private tuition industry, where the best help is rendered.”

“When the government makes private tuition a public good, it would be accessible to all, for all, without discrimination, which is truly fair and great.”

Other locals said making tutors become public servants would allow them to serve their true calling as educators.

Another local, Xi Shen, said: “Private tutors have been making scholars out of students and must be recognised as well as or even more than public school teachers.”

“By becoming on par with public school teachers, they can now carry out their tasks knowing they are doing it for other people’s benefit and not their own private gains.”

“That would be very noble indeed.”







Private tutors in S’pore must pass compulsory exams to show mastery of the subjects they teach

Private tutors in S’pore must pass compulsory exams to show mastery of the subjects they teach

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Or else, they cannot get license to teach tuition.


Singapore looks set to pass a law to require private tuition teachers to take and pass compulsory exams in subjects they teach to show that they have mastery over their knowledge and are up to date with the national school syllabus.

This move comes after Singaporeans mooted the idea for Ministry of Education teachers to take national exams to prove that they have what it takes to do well in subjects they teach, before they are allowed to step into classrooms.

Private tutors who fail to get distinction in the subjects they teach will not be issued a license. Those who get below distinction will be asked to attend remedial classes.

Those who fail will be demanded to change professions and go into other economy-enhancing professions, such tourism or working in the casinos.

One Singaporean tutor, Qi Bu Xi, said she is delighted at this news as it will cause an attrition of the number of private tuition teachers with only the best surviving: “I appreciate how the government is looking out for us private tutors, as these compulsory exams will cause only those exam-savvy ones to be retained and earn the bulk of the money.”

“Plus, the private tuition industry needs to be licensed as there are many tutors out there who don’t contribute CPF and pay taxes annually as they do not declare their income.”

“A licensing scheme will also allow a better differentiation between those tutors who can make it and those who cannot make it.”

“The next step is accreditation, where tutors who score better on the compulsory exam are allowed to charge more for their services.”

“It is a win-win situation for the government and the people.”


Tuition will lead to life-long dependency on assistance:

Students must be self-reliant, private tuition to be made illegal next year






Tutor puts up ad hinting S’pore education system is killing children brutally

Tutor puts up ad hinting S’pore education system is killing children brutally

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Parents applaud her ballsiness.


A tuition teacher from Education Alive has put up an advertisement in POP Club, a magazine by local bookshop chain Popular Bookstore, hinting that the Singapore education system is killing children in the most brutal of ways.

The ad, which shows a child under a truck, has won praise from all quarters in Singapore.

One teacher, Jin Wu Ji, who took a look at the ad, said: “There is no doubt what the underlying message of the ad is. The tutor is obviously saying that studying for exams in Singapore is akin to getting brutally killed.”

Other parents interviewed were equally impressed by the tuition teacher.

Another parent, See Beh Kiang, said: “I would totally trust my child with someone who claims to be a motivational teacher but, who clearly at the same time, has no taste.”

NTU lecturer providing free worked-out Maths solutions

NTU lecturer providing free worked-out Maths solutions

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Can we help crowdsource answers to Maths problems on his free study website?

Lee Chu Keong, the man.

Ladies and gentlemen, contrary to all that doom and gloom and sad sack stories you hear about day in and day out, we’re giving you something to have your faith restored in humanity.

Here goes: NTU lecturer, Lee Chu Keong, out of his own free will and kind heart, has started a free website to help students, particularly those coming from disadvantaged circumstances, with Maths problems.

Called OpenlySolved, the site is updated every week with Maths solutions from one question to an entire topic.

However, due to Lee’s workload, he is unable to provide complete set of solutions just yet, even though he has four students to give him a hand.

OpenlySolved was started in January this year, but this has been something that has been brewing for more than six years, where Lee first uploaded his maths solutions onto his personal website.

The 46-year-old permanent resident is doing what he’s doing as he got a chance to study in Singapore and is hoping to give back to society.

And he thinks paying for tuition is overrated.

You can find Lee’s Facebook profile here and OpenlySolved Facebook page here.

Drop him a message if you can give him a boost! This project sounds like it could make do with some crowdsourcing!

Always remember, the intelligence of a crowd is superior to any single individual!