“Don’t stop learning”: Flashback to 30 years ago in 1987


“Lifelong learning” is as relevant today as it was 30 years ago in 1987

I refer to the article “Skills portal to guide S’poreans from age 11” (Straits Times, Oct 30).

It states that “A new website has been launched to help Singaporeans plan for their training and career needs from as young as 11 into adulthood, as people are encouraged to think about the learning process as a lifelong one.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam launched the MySkillsFuture website yesterday, as well as SkillsFuture Advice, a new public outreach programme.”

In this connection, I did a search at the “National Library eResources” and found the following “interesting” articles in the Straits Times about encouraging “lifelong learning” – 30 years ago in 1987:-

Don’t stop learning scheme” (Straits Times, Jan 15, 1987)

Standard measure to assess part-time course certificates Employers receptive to standardisation scheme” (Straits Times, Apr 12, 1987)

Professionals cool to study credits scheme” (Straits Times, Dec 25, 1987)

Leong Sze Hian


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Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.