Honour hard work behind good results

I agree with Opinion editor Chua Mui Hoong that students who work hard should be recognised and lauded for their achievements ("Top PSLE scorers, take a bow"; last Sunday).

I am glad that someone has finally written an article about giving recognition to the top scorers, instead of not publishing their results.

At the moment, the media features children who overcame illness or grief to score well in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

This is good, but if children do well and have put in the effort, they deserve their spot in the limelight as well.

I am a tutor, and have seen the hard work my pupils who excelled have put in for the PSLE.

By publishing pupils' PSLE results and honouring their efforts, it will encourage them to continue working hard in the future.

There is no need to rank the top pupils or the top schools, as has been done previously, but perhaps a feature on the top scorer would be good.

Irene Neo Bee Kwan (Mrs)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 13, 2015, with the headline 'Honour hard work behind good results YourLetters PSLE TOP SCORERS'. Print Edition | Subscribe