Why do people turn to private tuition and is Singapore unique that so many students rely on it?
Last week, Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah voiced her views in Parliament that tuition is unnecessary for most children in Singapore as the education system is more than sufficient to provide them with the tools and information that they require.
The national debate about tuition was reignited in Parliament on Sept 16, when Senior Minister of State for Education and Law Indranee Rajah, in her reply to Nominated MP Janice Koh, said that “our education system is run on the basis that tuition is not necessary”.
There was widespread incredulity last week when Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah declared that tuition is unnecessary.
Something's not right when kids today must have tuition for what is taught in school, says Dr Lee Wei Ling.