Call to give more guidance, support to disadvantaged kids

New task force to uplift them is a good start, say social workers

Called Uplift, the panel headed by Second Minister for Education Indranee Rajah will study how to improve students' motivation and step up parent outreach. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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Fixing the problem of being late for school may not be as simple as waking up early.

A student may be late as his parent worked the night shift, and could not get up in time to prepare the child for school. For some families with many children, it is a struggle to handle all of them in the morning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 05, 2018, with the headline Call to give more guidance, support to disadvantaged kids. Subscribe