New mobile app launched for schools to send updates to parents

Parents can use their SingPass accounts, SMS 2FA or OneKey token to access the app.


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A one-stop mobile app that was launched on Wednesday (Jan 2) now allows schools to update parents on programmes and activities, as well as provides a platform for performing administrative matters. 

 

The Parents Gateway app was developed in partnership with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). 

 

It will be rolled out progressively 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 app 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 by 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.”

 

Parents can use their SingPass accounts, SMS 2FA or OneKey token to access the app, which is available on iOS and Android.

 

They will be able to receive information and perform administrative functions such as providing consent for their children to participate in school activities. 

 

[Source: Channel NewsAsia]


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