One of the skills that students lack nowadays is the spirit of teamwork, and a big part of this is due to the "kiasu" mentality ingrained in Singaporeans.
In a sense, this has cultivated a very unhealthy educational system where students view each other as competitors and try their best to perform better than their classmates, often forgetting that, as a class, they should all learn together.
This happens in the form of not sharing notes, ignoring others when they send a message on WhatsApp groups saying that they need help and much more.
There is a need for students to treasure the value of teamwork and for schools to cultivate this in students at a young age.
Vanness Ang Wah Yee, 14
Secondary 2 student
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