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Students must be self-reliant, private tuition to be made illegal next year

Students must be self-reliant, private tuition to be made illegal next year

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This is to ensure students rely on own merit and not external help to get ahead academically.

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In a bid to level the playing field for students and make them reliant on their own abilities, private tuition will be made illegal by law in a few months’ time.

Senior Minister of State for Education, Indranee Rajah had said that private tuition is not necessary in Singapore’s education system and can be counter-productive.

This is because students who become dependent on tuition will be like substance abusers suffering from narcotics dependency.

Plus, the government has always been pushing for self-sufficiency.

Qu Pu Xi, a Singaporean government spokesman, said: “Making private tuition illegal is also in line with the Singapore government’s vision that Singaporeans must be self-reliant and not rely on external help that will soon become a crutch.”

The bulk of tuition teachers currently in the market will be channelled to other industries to boost Singapore’s economic competitiveness.

The spokesman also said: “They can work in the casino or be tour guides.”

 

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