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Student calls for study-life balance at forum

Published on Oct 21, 2012 6:00 AM
Micah and sister Joanna Lee, 21, at the dialogue, whose theme was A Happier Home. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL

While many adults are grappling with how to achieve work-life balance, one student has come up with a new challenge for Singapore: study-life balance.

The focus on exams and grades, polytechnic student Micah Lee, 18, said at a youth dialogue organised by the National Youth Council on Saturday, puts an enormous stress on students.

"This takes the joy out of schooling," he said, and suggested that students be given more choice between studying and spending time on other things they considered important.

"And spending time with family and friends is important to me, which is why I brought my sister along for this dialogue," he said, drawing laughter from other participants.

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