SNA - Focus on values may not benefit students: parents

Yahoo! Singapore News, 9 Mar 2012 Some Singaporeans are doubtful that the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) new initiatives to enhance values-driven education will give students a boost in their education. The newly launched Edusave Character Award was announced by Minister of Education Heng Swee Keat on Thursday. Speaking in Parliament, Heng said that the award would “allow schools and ITE to recognise students who exhibit exemplary values, such as resilience and tenacity, integrity, care and respect, as well as civic responsibility.” However, parents remain skeptical if the initiatives would benefit their children. While Pang See May, a mother of two, feels that the awards provide a positive boost to those doing well, most students will not be affected.

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