When questioned by a primary school teacher how is the government going to change the education from one that focus on academics yesterday (Nov 24), Minister of State Chan Chun Sing said Singaporeans should stop waiting for the system to change and start changing themselves instead:
“Who makes up the system? We are all collectively responsible. We all make individual responsibilities for ourselves, our families, our children. We all have a responsibility to do this together. Society itself can be an “agent of change”, instead of waiting for the system to change.”
Speaking at the Singapore Children’s Society conference. the former army general who rose to his ministerial position today via cronyism also chided Singaporeans for having a narrow definition of success:
“While it is natural for parents to want their children to excel in certain fields, it is important to note whether the child will be happy in that field. We need to widen the definitions of success. Success should not be measured by a single yardstick, he said. Neither should it be only defined by what a person can achieve for himself. Rather, how he contributes to the wider society should count too. In fact, having a diversity of talents and skills will help society stay resilient and weather challenges.”
Minister Chan Chun Sing is currently earmarked to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore as dictator Prime Minister finds the former soldier easier to control despite his lack of expertise and experience in finance, management and governance. Chan Chun Sing has never worked a day in the private sector.