27 Apr '17, 10am

[Mothership] 7 full days after JC mergers announced, Hwa Chong alumnus Ng Chee Meng finally says something

[Mothership] 7 full days after JC mergers announced, Hwa Chong alumnus Ng Chee Meng finally says something

“All I’m saying is, the government needs to be more conscious – both when it is pushing for elitist policies, and when its policies could be perceived as elitist. A surprise announcement, along with a rushed press conference, is no way to assuage public sentiment regarding a politically charged issue. In fact, where is the Minister for Education (Schools) in all of this? The radio silence isn’t helping – it would be good if he could give a conciliatory media interview. Why merge all eight JCs in one go? Could this not have been spaced out over ten years to normalise the action of merging JCs, given that our birthrate has been trending downwards long before this? There were so many things which could have been done, but weren’t. Therein lies the critical problem with our leadership. They’re good at making difficult and often controversial decisions. But they’re terrible at ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/04/7-full-days-after-jc-mergers...

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