Committee of Supply 2021 debate, Day 4: Foo Mee Har on giving private education institutions their own powers to award degrees
03 Mar 2021 02:35pm
Singapore can encourage private education institutions (PEIs) to fill talent gaps in specialised fields and build best-in-class capabilities in niche areas, said MP Foo Mee Har in Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 3). She suggested allowing PEIs with a proven track record, capabilities and academic rigour to have their own degree-awarding powers. Ms Foo said this would enable them to be independent of their overseas partners and have autonomy over curriculum design, development and delivery.