Last updated on October 16, 2019
When Singapore was under the rule of Britishers, the education system in Singapore was not so good. The labor was not professional and they didn’t have any skill to fit for a good job. Overall, there was no proper system of education in Singapore.
After the British rule, the government of Singapore has made a lot of changes in its education system and now after the 50 years of independence, the education system in Singapore is considered one of the best education systems in the world.
In this article, I will talk about a few things that made the education system of Singapore so good that now they have skilled labor that can find the best jobs in the world.
Instructional Regime of Singapore
Generally, the education system of Singapore was highly based on textbooks, a lot of drills, and worksheets. The factual and procedural knowledge was part of the curriculum.
Most of the class sessions were based on discussions and were dominated by the teachers. They tried to avoid the extended discussions during the class sessions which enables the students to adopt the knowledge provided during each class session. They take part in the discussions and these habits made the Singaporean education system one of the best in the world.
Diploma programs were introduced during the late ’90s. These diploma systems made the students more practical and they understand how to work in the industry when the complete their diploma.
IB programme Singapore is considered one of the best degrees for the graduation level. You can find a lot more diploma programs in different colleges and universities in Singapore.
Reforms in the Old Model
Right from the start of the 21st century, the administration of Singapore realized that now they need some reforms to make their education model even more competitive for the 21st century.
So they introduced the use of technology in 2004, 2005 and later on they keep improving the education method. ‘Teach Less, Learn More’ model was introduced which takes the standard of education in Singapore to the next level.
Why Study in Singapore?
As we have mentioned above that the model of the education system in Singapore is one of the best in the world, so there is no second opinion about the importance of study in Singapore.
Students of Singapore are normally 3 years ahead of American students of the same level. Pupils of Singapore are good in maths, logic, and science which makes them the best candidates for the jobs in Australia, England, America and many other European and Asian countries.