16 Jul '11, 3pm

Prepare children for the future: Minister [Straits Times]

Mr Heng (above) said his ministry will focus on three core areas: to provide a good value system; to teach social and emotional competencies; and to foster creative thinking skills. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM SOME 700 parents packed the hall, their children's future on their minds as they quizzed the educators present on Primary 1 enrolment issues. Then, from the back of the hall, one man walked up - and everyone listened attentively as the new Education Minister outlined his vision for a Singapore education system that can prepare 'our children to be ready to face the future'. Many were unaware that Mr Heng Swee Keat had made a surprise visit to the parents' seminar at Gongshang Primary School in Tampines on Saturday. Mr Heng said his ministry will focus on three core areas: to provide a good value system; to teach social and emotional competencies; and to foster creative t...

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