Former army general who have never worked a single day in the private sector Minister Chan Chun Sing trumpeted about adult education “evolving” to get “tomorrow’s” jobs for “today’s” Singaporeans:
“There is no point for us to get yesterday’s jobs, or even today’s jobs, for today’s Singaporeans. The question is whether we can get tomorrow’s jobs for today’s Singaporeans. Only then can Singaporeans take care of themselves and their families going forward, Singapore needs to move from compulsory education to continuing education.”
The Minister did not go into details what he meant by “evolving” adult education, or what is “tomorrow’s jobs”.
Speaking at a public forum held by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Minister Chan Chun Sing continue talking figuratively without explaining in details:
“We need to get the fine balance in deciding what technology to adopt, so no Singaporean, young or old, is left behind. Singaporeans need to continue building links beyond our shores, and guard against developing an island mentality.”
Minister Chan Chun Sing is currently a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office without a portfolio, and he is also sitting as the chief of the the country’s only legalised union, NTUC.
Unemployment rate in Singapore is currently at its 7-years-high, with Singaporean unemployment rate going at 3.2%. Minister Chan Chun Sing and Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say blames “technology” for the rising unemployment rate and refuse to acknowledge the economic downturn.