Treasure value of teamwork

There is a need for students to treasure the value of teamwork and for schools to cultivate this in students at a young age.
There is a need for students to treasure the value of teamwork and for schools to cultivate this in students at a young age.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Treasure value of teamwork'. Print Edition | Subscribe