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Singapore schools, students fare well globally, aim to get better: PM Lee

Published on Apr 10, 2014 7:21 PM
 
Peirce Secondary students waiting to enter a homeroom for their next lesson. As Singapore reviews its education system to address criticisms of excessive stress and competitition, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday sought to put things in perspective. ST FILE PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

As Singapore reviews its education system to address criticisms of excessive stress and competitition, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday sought to put things in perspective.

His message: Singapore's education system is a good one that has delivered results over the years.

Mr Lee, who was the guest of honour at the anniversary celebration of Chong Boon Secondary School in his Teck Ghee ward, said the education system has been criticised for being too structured, pressured and competitive.

He acknowledged that this has caused stress for some parents and students who have felt "pressured".

 
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