Governance in Singapore
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education in Singapore is responsible for directing the formulation and implementation of education policies. It has control of the development and administration of Government and Government-aided primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, and a centralised institute. The Council for Private Education registers private schools. Other education agencies include the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, and the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), which ensures the conformity of all aspects of educational assessment within the country. Singapore Education is a joint-agency initiative launched in 2003 to establish and market the country as a premier education hub and help international students make an informed decision about studying in Singapore.
Ministry of Education
Tel: +65 68722220
Minister: Heng Swee Keat
Permanent Secretaries: Chan Lai Fung (Education Policy), Yeoh Chee Yan (Education Development)
Public spending on education was 3 per cent of GDP in 2012.
The Ministry of Education’s long-term vision is of a nation of thinking and committed citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, society and country, capable of meeting the challenges of the future and able to create an education system geared to the needs of the 21st century.
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