Parliamentary Replies

February 06, 2018

Teaching of CPR in schools

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Ms Joan Pereira, Tanjong Pagar GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) whether the Ministry will consider introducing compulsory CPR training to all secondary schools so as to grow the pool of certified first-aiders in the community.

Response

1. All Secondary 1 students are taught the knowledge and practical skills of CPR, and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator as part of the Physical Education curriculum. This was introduced since 2017.

2. In addition, in specific Uniformed Groups such as Red Cross Youth, St John Brigade and National Civil Defence Cadet Corps, CPR is a compulsory training component.