The Committee on University Education Pathways wants to work its recommendations around ensuring that Singapore has a robust university sector with high standards. Speaking at a UniSim event on Thursday, chairman of the committee, Mr Lawrence Wong, said the high standards of education and admissions will be kept even as the committee looks at how more Singaporeans can benefit from university education.
Mr Wong, who is also the Minister of State for Defence and Education, said the committee wants to ensure that all university students continue to get good jobs after they graduate. As such, the distribution of skill sets among graduates should closely match demands of the economy.
Another key consideration for the committee is to keep university education affordable to Singaporeans and he said the government is committed towards subsidising the major proportion of the cost of education in publicly-funded universities.