27 Oct '11, 8am

Singaporean students should meet the competition, not fear it

first, i’d like to ask how old are you currently? you do know that every 4-5 years there is a jump in knowledge input in our education syllabus, and that the system for our younger children changes in difficulty in breadth each time. even at 22 years, i am looking at my younger cousins in primary/secondary/jc and i am very impressed at what they are studying, yet very worried for what they are doing just to keep up with each other. i think you’ve missed the point entirely. imagine having already finished jc/poly, 18-22 years of hard work/tuition/following the crowd just to compete with local students for a place in a local university, and now having finally matriculated you find yourself stepping into another ball game of competition with talented/smart people overseas. please do not undermine a local student’s ability to stay competitive. this is not fear, its weariness. ...

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