SINGAPORE: A one-stop mobile app that was launched on Wednesday (Jan 2) now allows schools to update parents on programmes and activities, as well providing a platform for performing administrative matters. The digital service – Parents Gateway – was developed in partnership with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and the Education Ministry (MOE). It will be progressively rolled out to all schools by the end of the year. Education Minister Ong Ye Kung launched the app at Huamin Primary School, one of the first schools to pilot the programme. As part of Singapore’s smart nation initiative, he said one of the benefits of the programme is that parents with children in different schools can use the same platform to complete administrative processes.“For teachers too, I think this is a major improvement,” said Mr Ong. “I really hope using this Gateway, we can cut down on administrative work for our teachers.“This hopefully frees up more time for our teachers so that they can better focus on what they are good at, which is teaching.”Available on IoS and Android, parents can use their SingPass accounts, SMS 2FA or OneKey Token to gain access to Parents Gateway. They will be able to receive information and perform administrative functions such… Read full this story
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