Guiding Principles for Educational Institutions

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Published on 7 Oct 2019, 10:27
Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung shared that autonomous universities should be given space to exercise good judgement.

He also emphasised that four guiding principles should be made clear: First, all educational institutions must operate within the laws of Singapore; Second, educational institutions must not deviate from their missions to advance education and maintain high academic standard; Third, educational institutions should not be misused as platforms for partisan politics and; Fourth, educational institutions must recognise Singapore's cultural and social context.

He spoke in Parliament on 7 October 2019, in response to MP Seah Kian Peng's question on what activities are permitted or not on university campuses.