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Education Minister: Give every child a 'compass' and provide them with role models

Published on Mar 8, 2014 12:57 AM

Rather than hand out a map with a well-marked path, there is a need to give every child a "compass and navigation skills", said Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat on Friday evening.

These include a sense of purpose, a moral sense of right and wrong, perseverance, and care for other people.

Mr Heng was speaking at the opening of the fourth National University of Singapore Society's (NUSS) guild house at Suntec City Tower 5, which kicked off the start of the alumni club's 60th anniversary celebrations this year.

This was just a couple of hours after he had spoken at the education ministry's Committee of Supply hearing in Parliament.

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