01 Feb '12, 12am

Lack of drive in Singaporean students a worry, says Education Minister Heng Swee Keat

Lack of drive in Singaporean students a worry, says Education Minister Heng Swee Keat

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat at the forum with (from left) SMU business undergraduate Mohamed Irshad, who is also president of SMU Apolitical, which organised the event, Ms Mayumi Soh and forum moderator Ryan Tan. At the event, Mr Heng recounted a meeting earlier in the day with CEOs, several of whom had said they were not seeing enough drive in Singaporean students. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN By Andrea Ong The Education Minister is concerned about the number of employers who have said that Singaporean students lack drive and the confidence to venture out of their comfort zone. These are the very qualities that chief executives and entrepreneurs singled out to him as being essential to succeed in the competitive global playing field. Mr Heng Swee Keat was speaking to some 300 university students at a forum at the Singapore Management University (SMU) last night. He recount...

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