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  • School Mergers: More Questions than Answers Provided

    By: IPS Editor | Apr 25, 2017 | Hits: 3041

    I wrote about the demise of our heritage schools three years ago, and how policymakers had — in a one stroke of the pen — erased a suite of pioneer institutions built by our forefathers who had faithfully devoted themselves to the education mission. The announcement last Thursday by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on…..

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  • With an Informed Electorate, the Voting System Can Cater to Young and Old

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 29, 2016 | Hits: 876

    As developed countries the world over grapple with their rapidly ageing societies, there is a rising call for a fundamental rethink of the tenets and systems of political representation. The concerns about the political impact of that demographic trend are well-founded. A recent Lord Ashcroft Poll following Britain’s referendum about its place in the European…..

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  • It’s Getting Harder to “Chase the Rainbow”

    By: IPS Editor | Apr 18, 2016 | Hits: 2569

    As an 18-year-old awaiting entry into university, I am not oblivious to my privileged position: I have the resources and opportunities for higher education and the ability to tap a myriad of information at my fingertips, and I live in a modern metropolis. With all these, surely all the doors to success and fulfilment are…..

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  • Youths and Social Media — The Message Matters too

    By: IPS Editor | Apr 15, 2016 | Hits: 1876

    The youth vote can have a powerful impact, making or breaking a politician’s election campaign. United States President Barack Obama secured more than 60% of the youth vote when he first won the presidency in 2008. Tsai Ing-wen, who won the February 2016 Taiwanese presidential election, rode on youths’ political and economic frustrations. Young voters…..

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