In a nutshell, Mr. Keat has reiterated that if the education system did not lay stress on management of skills, then in the long run economic growth would stand to suffer. All round development will raise the standard of living and spread happiness in the lives of the citizens.
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Let’s read more about his statement in detail –
1.The Report On Singapore’s Polytechnic Sand Technical Institutes
Mr. Keat was referring to the review report, which was a reflection of the career prospects of students studying in the above-mentioned institutes. After debating with the MP’s on the review report he was of the opinion that limited beliefs and restricted training would hinder in the tapping of the full potential ofa student.
2. Only Qualifications Are Not Enough
He was quick to point out that parents and students were fooling themselves by believing that only qualifications matter. A high qualification will only bear fruit if there are jobs available according to it. He cited the example of Taiwan and Europe to clarify this stand.
3. A Full Package Is Required
Mr. Keat asserted that the need of the hour was of students, who would be able to taken on a wide variety of jobs on the basis of their skill set and qualifications, and not just the latter. Qualifications backed by high standards of skills werethe need of the hour.