08 Feb '12, 12am

'An education system for every student'

'An education system for every student'

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 (Tuesday 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 university...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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