Jakarta Basic Education Conference 2017: Shared Principles for an Equitable and Excellent Basic Education System

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THF’s Managing Director, Mr Lim Yu Book, Academic Director, Prof S. Gopinathan and Principal Researcher, Dr Uma Natarajan attended the Jakarta Basic Education Conference 2017: Shared Principles for an Equitable and Excellent Basic Education System on March 21-23, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The forum was jointly organized by the World Bank Group, Ministry of Culture and Education, Indonesia, and the Australian Government. The conference  aimed to share lessons from other best practices and “excellent systems” in basic education globally as well as to facilitate new networks and partnerships. Participants included government officials and education, experts from the World Bank Group and other development partners, education institutions, researchers and technical experts, and representatives from the private sector. Prof Gopinathan was a panel discussant for the Panel Discussion: Lessons from Some High-Performing Systems. He shared his experiences on the Singapore system with other panellists who were from Canada and Estonia.

For more information of the conference, click here.

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.