Education and Career Guidance (ECG)

Published Date: 15 January 2019 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap, Aljunied GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (a) whether there are plans to bring more Education and Career Guidance (ECG) counsellors specialised in different fields to each school; and (b) how are schools involving parents in the ECG curriculum.

Response

1. As at end 2018, MOE has deployed ninety-seven Education and Career Guidance(ECG) Counsellors to MOE Secondary and Pre-University schools, ITE colleges and Polytechnics.

2. ECG Counsellors complement and support the teachers, academic staff and mentors who provide frontline ECG support to students. We are currently focused on improving the curriculum and methods of ECG, and there is currently no plan to further expand the pool of ECG Counsellors.

3. Parents are our key partners in helping students to discover their strengths, aptitude and interests and make informed educational and career decisions. Schools engage parents regularly to raise awareness of educational and career pathways and on ways of engaging their children to discuss their career options and choices.

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