14 Apr '11, 6am

S’pore needs to break away from risk-averse culture

S’pore needs to break away from risk-averse culture

Cut down the number of bonded scholarships by government and statutory boards. Don’t tie down talents while they are young and do not continue to propagate this mindset that you need to get a scholarship to get into the elite circle in order to succeed in life. Actively foster links between our tertiary institutions and overseas tertiary institutions known for churning up entrepreneurs. Immerse willing students in offshore programmes to develop them and to cultivate ties for the future. Have an active cultivation of innovation, entrepreneurship and risk-taking in primary and secondary students through schools’ curriculum and activities. Review the over-emphasis on academic achievements and re-evaluate how else we can educate students to have a balance of academic knowledge and life skills. Change the mindset of government officials to not play things safe and award contrac...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/04/spore-needs-to-break-...

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