Parliamentary Replies

February 19, 2018

MPs as speakers at school events

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Leon Perera, Aljunied GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) whether there are any Ministry rules, directives or operating principles that prohibit primary or secondary schools from inviting Members of Parliament (MPs) from any party, or Nominated MPs, as speakers at events.

Response

1. Our schools are places of learning that cannot be used as platforms for partisan politics. Hence schools do not invite or accede to requests by any Member of Parliament or political party to speak at school events.