SINGAPORE - Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, in a Facebook post yesterday, had words of encouragement for parents with children starting school.
He wrote: "I know it can be a day of anxiety for parents who worry if your little ones will be able to cope on their own, or if they will enjoy their lessons. But even for the most anxious parents amongst us, it is also a day of pride and hope.
"All of us at MOE and in our schools are dedicated to giving our children a broad and deep educational foundation that prepares them for a lifelong journey of life and learning."
He added: "We look forward to doing this with the active partnership of parents and anyone who cares about the future of our children."
"Let's give them the knowledge, skills and values that will help them succeed in life and be good people."
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