20 March 2019
School Principal Ng Yeow Ling has said that some parents still need to be persuaded that their children do not need to learn each and every subject at the highest possible academic level.
Mr Ng, who has been an MOE educator for 26 years, said that some parents’ mindsets are still stuck in the past in spite of numerous changes to our education system.
“To be very realistic, there are some parents who may take a while to come on board (with such changes), based on their background and past experiences,” he added.
MOE had announced changes to the streaming system earlier this month, during the debate on the Education Ministry’s budget. However, Integrated Programme schools will be largely untouched by the move.
Parents will feel compelled to have their students take every subject at the G3 band, the highest subject band.
But with initiatives like SkillsFuture, it is hoped in time that parents will come to view learning as not just for accreditation or qualifications, but for the mastery of learning and working for life.