02 Jan '12, 10pm

'Sorry, your child is not bright enough'

'Sorry, your child is not bright enough'

SINGAPORE: As the tuition landscape here evolves - with a burgeoning market for helping children who are strong academically to become even better - the practice of some enrichment centres of holding entry tests for children as young as six has raised hackles among some parents. But centres which hold such tests defend it as a way to screen prospective students and understand their abilities better. Even so, observers TODAY spoke to said that these tests could add more pressure on parents and affect a child's confidence at an early stage. Finance manager V. Ang's six-year-old son recently failed an entry test at a popular enrichment centre and is preparing to take another test at a different centre. The 33-year-old said: "The screening is quite ridiculous ... when I sent my son to enrol, they even required information such as which primary school he will be going to. It is...

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