16 Jul '11, 4pm

Schools have to prepare youths to be adaptable & resilient

Schools have to prepare youths to be adaptable & resilient

SINGAPORE: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has said that the education system needs to prepare young Singaporeans to be adaptable and resilient. Mr Goh, who is also an MP for Marine Parade GRC, was speaking at the opening of Dunman High School's new wing at its Tanjong Rhu campus on Saturday. The gala event was also held to celebrate the school's 55th anniversary. Mr Goh said that success often leads to new challenges, and students need to learn to deal with a complex world and adapt to changing circumstances. That's why schools will have to teach students to be more discerning and to instil in them the values that will guide them throughout their lives, he said. "There is no perfect world where all problems have been solved or can be solved to everyone's satisfaction. Solving real world problems involves trade-offs, providing benefits for the most number of people ...

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