25 Feb '16, 6am

MOTHERSHIP | Acting Minister for Education wants students to do area cleaning daily

MOTHERSHIP | Acting Minister for Education wants students to do area cleaning daily

According to a Feb. 25 Channel NewsAsia report , Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that by the end of 2016, students from all schools will clean their classrooms daily. MOE noted that all schools from primary schools to junior colleges will implement this their own way. The daily cleaning covers shared spaces such as classrooms and corridors, but not toilets. MOE said that it studied similar initiatives from other places like Japan and Taiwan when they planned to push for this initiative. So far, comments from netizens largely approve such a move: And of course there are naysayers as well: Check out how the Japanese do it in this AJ+ video: Thumbs up man, MOE. On a related note, littering was on the rise previously, the National Environment Agency issued 19,000 tickets for littering in 2014, double the number for 2013. Perhaps this was due to litter...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/02/acting-minister-for-educatio...

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