22 Aug '11, 12pm

Education Minister attends first 'kopi talk' session with students

Education Minister attends first 'kopi talk' session with students

While the education ministry is working to improve the education system, students should take the initiative to make a difference to their own education, minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Lin Zhaowei Work is going on to the education system here but students should also take the initiative to make their school years count, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday. He cited the example of some students setting up their own co-curricular activities (CCAs) to further explore their personal interests. Mr Heng was the guest at the first 'Kopi talk' informal dialogue session organised by Reach, the government's feedback unit. About 120 upper secondary and junior college level students attended the session held at Hwa Chong Institution. The participants asked him questions ranging from the importance of humanities subjects, whether CCA ...

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