PM Lee hopes students will become "responsible and caring" Singaporeans
Singapore pays a lot of attention to education as the path for children to have "every chance to succeed" regardless of their family background, income level or which school they attend, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday.
"In Singapore, it doesn't matter what your starting point in life is. If you work hard, if you have the ability, you can rise," he said at an Edusave award ceremony in his Teck Ghee ward.
These awards reflect both the Government's commitment to education as well his own "personal emphasis that we must pay attention to the education of every child in Singapore," added Mr Lee.
However, he also urged the over 1,000 students receiving awards on Sunday to work hard not just for grades and awards.