Scheme should not be an entry ticket into popular schools

The Direct School Admission scheme should not be seen as an entry ticket to top or popular schools.

It would be better for these students to enrol in schools that are not so academically competitive.

The Ministry of Education could help by providing the necessary infrastructure and hiring good coaches in these less-popular schools.

This would allow students to pursue their interest and, at the same time, cope with their studies.

Then we can truly say that every school is a good school.

Goh Siok Noi (Madam)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2017, with the headline 'Scheme should not be an entry ticket into popular schools'. Print Edition | Subscribe