07 Feb '12, 9pm

#Singapore #Education Minister: "We should not be apologetic about the rigorous standards in #Singapore 's #schools"

WASHINGTON DC - Developing an education system that caters to every student while providing each of them many pathways would be essential for Singapore to remain relevant in a changing world, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat. Speaking to Singaporean students studying in the US on Monday (yesterday morning, Singapore time), Mr Heng noted the current "challenging and exciting times" and added that Singapore can play a role in linking Asia with other parts of the world. As Singapore has limited resources, Mr Heng felt the key would be to develop the quality of its people and education can play "a very critical role". The education system, however, cannot only cater to the top profiles or to certain segments of the population. "It is about developing the entire (education) system so that every child is given an opportunity whether they go to ITE or polytechnic or univers...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120208-0000020/An...

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