On Friday, more than 43,000 primary school pupils received their PSLE results.
In Facebook posts the night before, both Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Education Minister Heng Swee Keat encouraged children and parents to be content with their results and said that the children would still get to be in good schools.
If you ask me, contentment with less-thanperfect grades (like Skye and Syahera on the previous page) is something we should strive for because the reality is parents and children are going to be upset when that top school is beyond reach.
And that pain is raw.
Jurong West Secondary school's vice-principal Pushparani Nadarajah put it this way at an education expo: "...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)."