Well-rounded education at RI

I beg to differ with Asher Tan Shu Jie on whether Raffles Institution should be considered a good school (Elite school may not be a good school; June 20).

RI is an elite school, in every sense of the word, not least because of its stellar academic records, but more because of its legacy of having produced many well-rounded and outstanding individual contributors who make it to the who's who list of diverse arenas in Singapore and beyond.

Former president Benjamin Sheares, editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, playwright Alfian Sa'at and retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, to name a few, are giants in a wide range of fields like politics, literary arts, sports, business and public service.

RI has laid a strong foundation for all no matter their background, and dedicates much time to nurturing values and soft skills beyond the classroom. RI also has a proven track record in enabling students to be thinkers, leaders and pioneers through its many extra-curricular programmes.

Justin Chua Jun Jie, 13

Secondary 2 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'Well-rounded education at RI'. Print Edition | Subscribe