End of streaming: MPs on what school would have been like for them with subject banding

(Clockwise from top left) Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, Mr Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC), Ms Lee Bee Wah (Nee Soon GRC) and Mr Teo Ser Luck (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC).
(Clockwise from top left) Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, Mr Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC), Ms Lee Bee Wah (Nee Soon GRC) and Mr Teo Ser Luck (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC).PHOTOS: ST FILE, BERITA HARIAN, THE NEW PAPER

Growing up in a Mandarin-speaking family, Mr Ong struggled with English in his school years.

His late mother, a Chinese teacher, tried to teach him, but her English was limited, he said on Tuesday when recounting his school years in Parliament.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2019, with the headline 'MPs on what school would have been like for them with subject banding'. Print Edition | Subscribe