Thursday, November 24, 2011

Congrats, Yasmin!

Topped the PSLE. Loving mixed-ethnicity family. Muslim. Neighbourhood school. What else can I say?

We are all superly happy and proud of you, Yasmin! And if this represents what Singapore is about, I can say I am damn proud to be a Singaporean!

But there is a flip side to this story.... we should ask ourselves (and the MoE), why it should be this way? Why should a Primary 6 examination, which is supposed to be nothing more than a competency exam to enter Secondary school, be an exam where we identify top students? It is about time we put a stop to this madness.

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