26 Dec '11, 8am

JC kid trolling ITE students needs to be trolled: “We should reward (school facilities) according to merit.”

Singapore has often been accorded the honour of having one of the best education systems. Our students rank high in their scores, from mathematics to other subjects. There are, though, significant disparities in the quality of learning environments. When my grandmother visited Singapore this year, one of her most striking comments was when she saw a sparkling, shiny Institute of Technical Education (ITE) "skyscraper" campus. Her first impression was that, in such a quality school environment, the students would be the best and brightest in Singapore. It took me a while to convince her otherwise and her look of dismay was apparent. Indeed, a question should be raised: In a system where people are rewarded according to merit, why are our best and brightest not getting the best learning environments? I once attended a seminar at ITE College East. The interior was like a plush...

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