Tue, Jan 20, 2009
The Straits Times
Tuition question


Does the proliferation of tuition centres beg the question of whether our school teachers are adequately trained to teach the average student? Or are they over-burdened with non-teaching duties which render their teaching less effective?

Unlike private tutoring, classes in tuition centres are not small, but students still turn to them for help.

Has the Education Ministry done any study on how to address this trend and help students do without the need for tuition centres?

The ministry should wean students off the reliance on tuition.

I hope to see the day when most students can go home from school enlightened and happy and schools are able to help their weaker students with only a few extra lessons.

This article was first published in The Straits Times on January 07, 2009.

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