Students in neighbourhood junior colleges do not have as strong a foundation as their counterparts in top or mid-tier ones. Therefore, the approach to teaching in these JCs has to differ from conventional methods.
The Teach Less, Learn More approach may not suit these students very well. Instead, more effort should be made in getting them to have a strong foundation.
It would also help greatly for teachers to closely monitor students' progress.
A-level students who cannot make it to local university also require attention.
More should be done to help this group of students to continue pursuing their area of interest at university level.
While the spirit of meritocracy should not be undermined, we should give worthy individuals in our society another chance to excel, a key feature of a more inclusive society.
Quek Wei Kang, 19, awaiting A-level results
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