IT IS indeed sad to read in the newspapers that students are being recalled back to schools for extra classes during the June holidays.
Is there something wrong with our school curriculum to the extent that the various school terms are not enough to complete the syllabus?
Is it a case of our schools being kiasu (afraid to lose)?
Or is it due to the fact that schools and their staff are assessed based on their students' performance?
After all, we can see many schools putting up banners saying that they are the best in this and that.
But we must remember that there should be a balance in education. Otherwise, our children would grow up thinking that striving for excellence is all there is to achieve in life.
There are other more important things, such as family and friends.
I hope the Ministry of Education will review the current situation and find out why extra classes are needed during school holidays.
Mr David Soh Poh Huat
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