Modify PSLE to reduce competition among students
Posted by temasektimes on September 28, 2012
Is it possible to modify PSLE so that it is NOT used as a criteria for admission to “good” secondary schools. I see this competition for “good” schools to be the source of the stress and the need for tuition to get more than 95% marks!
If PSLE is to grade students who meet the academic standard and 90% are marked as “pass” with no other distinction, then students who can meet the passing mark has time for other activities to build up their character and social interaction skills and to enjoy their childhood.
If there is lesser difference between “good” and “other” schools, students can go to a school near their home and spend less time on travel or being fetched by their parents.
We can identify leaders for our society based on their actual work experience and leadership in society and not on the academic results.
TAN KIN LIAN
*The above was first posted as a comment on PM Lee’s Facebook.