24 Nov '11, 9pm

A proud day for these parents: by Sumita Sreedharan and Yu Pei Fern SINGAPORE - One parent quit her high-flying

SINGAPORE - One parent quit her high-flying banking job to coach her daughter for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Another parent - presumably with too much on her mind - misplaced a mobile phone, leading to a mini-frenzy to get her daughter to school on time. Some parents also cut short their working trips to fly back home or took leave from work to be with their children as they collected their PSLE results yesterday. Yesterday was a day of reckoning not only for more than 45,000 Primary 6 students who took the PSLE this year but for their parents as well - underlining the importance that parents here place on the PSLE, and education in general. And for many parents including Madam Pang Siew Chen, 45, their efforts were certainly not in vain. Mdm Pang had quit her banking job earlier this year to help her daughter Leia Teo Wen Hui prepare for the PSLE, incl...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111125-0000074/A-...

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