Enhancing roles of fathers, bridging education pay gap, promoting social mixing: Day 1 of Budget Debate
February 23, 2023
The Budget Debate has begun, and our MPs have come prepared to offer their views on the best ways to strengthen our social compact.
Speaking up on a range of issues, here are some of our favourite quotes from Day One.
Enhancing the roles of fathers
Besides paid paternity leave, Mr David highlighted why men should receive more support in their fatherhood journey to quash toxic gender stereotypes and promote equality.
Social mixing starts early
Recognising the benefits of social mixing, Mr de Souza called for all secondary schools to accommodate all streams and expand Subject-Based Banding (SBB) so that students can have the opportunity to mix freely.
Building consensus in a diverse society
As Singaporeans explore their values and priorities in the Forward Singapore exercise, Ms Nadia explained why bringing about consensus is an arduous but necessary component of nation-building.
Bridging the education pay gap
Dr Wan Rizal expressed high hopes that Jobs-Skills Integrators could be the building block to address the increasing income gap between non-graduates and graduates.
Systemic learning for employees
Talking about life-long learning, Ms Tan believes the appointment of job-skills integrators can provide companies with the insights to make learning at the workplace as systemic as possible.
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