Too blunt a tool for too young a child
THE Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is far too blunt a tool if the education policy is aimed at developing the finest minds ("MOE stops naming top students"; Nov 21).
This year, a good 37 per cent of PSLE candidates fell into the slower, five-year secondary school scheme and, to a large extent, are no longer considered for a truly academic or dynamic government education. All this by age 12. How many other developed nations downgrade their children at such a tender age?
Lee Su Yin (Ms)