24 Sep '11, 12am

The Gigamole Diaries: The new educational focus on values and character - a long overdue initiative

It was certainly refreshing to read of the new Education Minister Heng Swee Keat's take on the future strategic educational mission . Apparently the new mission will focus on values and character. Great stuff! I hope this is not one of those empty promises that serve no other purpose than to look good in annual reports and glossy brochures. For too long our educational system had fostered this mindless ultracompetitiveness to excel academically. It seemed like all that mattered was getting those As and distinctions. Those that couldn't fell by the wayside, as did the noble values of respect, integrity, discipline and selflessness. We have seen this precipitous moral erosion among the undergraduate and medical student population. It seemed clear to many that this decline in values among the university student population was largely due values and behaviours inculcated durin...

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