Published on 17 Jan 2020

​Education needs to keep up with social media: Ong

The Straits Times, page B4; Similar story in The New Paper, page 14.

Social media is changing the way people receive and absorb information, and education has a part to play in addressing this challenge, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung yesterday at a two-day conference on political and societal changes in the Middle East. But there is a way forward, said Alton Chua, Assoc Chair of Research at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. The young need to be equipped with not only hard and soft skills to navigate a technologically connected world, but also imbued with "values such as respect, honesty and love.”