08 May 2018
Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung has said that Singapore’s education system and our country’s principle of meritocracy have been society’s levellers.
Our fair and objective examination allows all students regardless of family background to gain social mobility and find meaningful employment upon graduation.
However, education is still not a truly level playing field, as financial resources and enrichment opportunities continue to differ from student to student due to factors beyond their control such as financial means.
Parents from higher social classes also strive to give their children a headstart in employment opportunities via their social connections.
With rich-poor divide as wide as ever, we must figure out how we can all play a part in building a more inclusive society.