16 July 2018
Second Minister for Education Indranee Rajah has said that Singaporeans continue to believe that there is only one path to success in life — through academic results.
She said that changing mindsets about this issue is not easy, and will take time.
Member of Parliament Indranee Rajah was responding to concerns expressed by other MPs on student stress and an overemphasis on grades during a Parliamentary debate on Singapore’s education for the future.
Ms Indranee Rajah said that Singapore’s education system has evolved over the years. It has shifted its focus from one of ensuring mass education for a young population, to one of embracing greater inclusiveness and flexibility.
Today, the focus is also on developing each individual and creating multiple pathways to success.