The education system of Singapore has attained the honor of being cited as “world-leading” and set out as a global example. Six years ago the education system was awarded a commendation by Conservative former UK Education Secretary Michael Gove, and the system has proven his assessment correct by even more significant improvements and innovations since.
The Minister of Education is in charge of the system, assisted by federal committees.`Most students are taught in English, with some special classes offered in Mandarin Chinese and the mother native tongues for particular cultural courses. The courses of sciences and mathematics are now considered for students who are not fluent in English by offering the courses of study in the native mother languages.
This is a substantial benefit for a country previously known primarily for its bustling tourism and shopping trade and considered a developing country by the world. The increased achievements by its education system in reaching students who are not in the mainstream are commendable.
Gifted students who are not familiar with English can now excel in the sciences and mathematics by taking those courses in their native mother language. This began with focus on economic growth and realizing improved education accelerated economic standing.
The country successfully matched supply and demand regarding skills and education, gaining competitive clout. They have focused on a central education system for the nation’s students coupled with improved teaching certification and leadership at the school level. Singapore’s culture of continuous improvement is augmented by future orientation, which have both contributed to the nation becoming a world leader in education in just one generation. That is commendable for a country which was just “a little red dot” among Asian developing countries so recently. It is highly probable that in the near future the world will see a noted scientist and mathematician emerge from Singapore.