Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said at the National Day Rally 2013 that, “every school is a good school”.
However, at the AsiaEducationExpo (AEX) 2013, Vice-Principal of Jurong West Secondary School Pushparani Nadarajah said that, “How many of our leaders and top officers who say that every school is a good school put their children in ordinary schools near their home? (Only) until they actually do so are parents going to buy (it).”
Indeed, is every school a good school, as PM Lee claims? Let me show you some statistics that will shock you.
(This is a shortened summary article of an article that I had published yesterday.)
A quick background: The PAP government has created schemes such as the Gifted Education Programme (GEP), to cater to the “intellectually gifted”. They have also created the Integrated Programmes (IP) for the “academically strong”. The GEP and IP are…
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