24 Jan '11, 10am

MM Lee says students' background plays a role

MM Lee says students' background plays a role

SINGAPORE : Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has spoken of the difference in the nature of students where at least one parent is a university graduate. He said if both parents or at least one parent has a university education, chances are that the home background will be more supportive for the student, with books to make learning thrive. Hence, the need to get less educated parents to understand early on that they should get their children to go to the library and acquire knowledge by themselves, rather than be spoon-fed by the teachers. Speaking to reporters after visiting Dunman High School at Tanjong Rhu on Monday, Mr Lee said he has been visiting several schools for the past few months to gauge the quality of education and whether Singapore is fair to everyone. He said as far as the equipment is concerned, the neighbourhood schools are as good as the brand name schools. A...

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