Is our education system too rigid?

Is our education system too rigid?

Singaporean prodigy Ainan Cawley is now studying in Malaysia because his parents think that the Singapore system of education is too rigid to nurture his talents.

Rigid education system in Singapore

Singaporean prodigy Ainan Cawley is now studying in Malaysia because his parents think that the Singapore system of education is too rigid to nurture his talents. At the age of 7, this boy has already passed the GCE O-level Chemistry, making him the youngest student to pass this exam.

This 10-year old boy, along with his parents and siblings, moved to Malaysia last month. According to The Straits Times, he is now working towards a degree at Help University College in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Valentine Cawley, Ainan's father, said that they would only consider going back to Singapore if it makes a lot of changes in its education system. Right now, he doesn't see how the current system can support his son's development.

Is our system too rigid that it's not very supportive of prodigies like Ainan? What changes do you think can the government start making so it can provide more support for gifted children?

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Written by

Karen Mira

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