Graduate Digest
Preparing For The Next 50 Years

While Singapore has much to rejoice over its exceptional progress over the years, the changing global climate has placed several challenges in its way. We explore these challenges and ways the nation is looking at to counter them.

 

Singapore celebrates its 52nd birthday this year. While the nation has much to rejoice for its exceptional progress over the years, the changing global climate has placed several challenges in its way. These include a rapidly ageing population and soaring healthcare costs, competition from other countries, and the rising threat of terrorism. 

 

In his National Day Rally speech on August 20, Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong zoomed in on three specific issues that the nation needs to address – the quality of pre-school education, rising incidence of diabetes, and Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.

 

“These are the things we must do now, work on now, to build our future so that Singaporeans can start right, stay healthy and live smart at every age,” PM Lee said in his opening remarks at the Institute of Technical Education College Central. 

 

In this article, we understand how the challenges affect us and the initiatives to counter them.

 

Read the full article here.





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