it is said that primary and secondary school education is free if not cheap for the citizens in singapore.
in reality, the truth is, far from that, if you consider education in totallity ie from the acedemic and non acedemic points of view.

30years ago, during my time, how many people did have tuition and enrichment lessons? It was the exception rather than the norm then

fast forward 30yrs later, now, ask again, how many people don’t have tuition?
is it sufficient just to rely on the school’s teachings and notes? i have been to a number of talks given by the teachers of the school of my children. they say its enough to study from the school books and notes.

my children attends enrichment lessons for various subjects, costing 30kpa for just their tuition fees.
looking at the notes from the premier tuition centres, i have to agree that …