Month: May 2016

Time for conversation on broader role of tuition

By Dhevarajan Devadas

I read of the growing trend of “super tutors” in Singapore with great concern (“Super tutors in demand/Each of them earns at least $1m a year“; Monday).

The exorbitant fees charged by such tutors effectively render these services inaccessible to students from low-income and lower-middle-income families who also require extra help in their studies. This disparity in support may undermine the principle of meritocracy.

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Much to gain from heightened Singapore-Aussie relations

By Dhevarajan Devadas

I welcome the new landmark cooperation agreement between Singapore and Australia as part of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (“S’pore, Australia ink pact taking ties to new heights“; last Saturday).

Having taken part in Exercise Wallaby during my national service days, I have witnessed, first hand, the valuable experience our soldiers gain through large-scale exercises in the vast training grounds of Australia.

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