Singapore removes rankings in schools : Learning is not competition!

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When a kid is born in India, she loses her right to be a human, immediately. Like a per-condition.

She now has option only to be either a horse or a donkey, compared to her peers.

She has to surrender her individuality, right after the birth, and then starts the grand wild race called life, for her.

Supposed to be a human, she is artificially controlled by a model which has the corrupt dataset fed into it, for hundreds of years. And the moral of that model is that, life is a race. Everyone has only two choices, be a donkey or a horse.

The race which starts from now “Pre-Nursery” at 2 years, continues till she is dead. There is no respite and she can never be herself. The model controls every action, decision based on the premise that she has to win this race called life.

A life in today’s world ends basically in the second year itself, rest all the years are mere robotic. The real terrifying “artifical intelligence” which we should be wary of, but we are not.

 


“Artificial Intelligence” because there is no common-sense to it.

Thankfully, there are some sane and progressive society, who don’t feel that life has to be a race.

Singapore has declared now that whether a child has finished first or second in her class would not be indicated in her report card from next year, amplifying that “learning is not competition“.

Report books will not just stop showing a student’s position in relation to class or cohort. The information to be dropped includes:

  • Class and level mean
  • Minimum and maximum marks
  • Underlining and/or colouring of failing marks
  • Pass/fail for end-of-year result
  • Mean subject grades
  • Overall total marks

The change is to allow each student to focus on his or her learning progress and discourage them from being overly concerned about comparisons (via).

50 comments
  1. Very good decision taken by Singapore. Really learning is not a competition. Child learn more frankly &love learning. Its the true education. Children’s are now free from exam burdens

  2. Congratulations!Doors have finally opened to self -dignity and self -progress. Hope comparisons are removed completely from education system all over as its’s a continuous process unto death.

  3. Superb decision
    It will emphasis on overall growth n confidence in children
    Glad that there with be learning in intension to learn from free mind .

  4. What about admissions for higher studies.. Will there be No grading? How are they going to administer the same….!

  5. Very good initiative.
    @Abishek Rai: Hope you realize that there will be boys among those children/kids. You are not talking about an initiative in a girls school but in the country of Singapore. I’m sure if you had mentioned only boys, someone would have noticed 😉

  6. Indeed a good initiative. But we have to see where we are trying to implement it. Its in Singapore but if I talk about India where more than 50% Learners are first generation Learners how can we expect this? Yes by explaining everything in report card doesn’t imply that we are providing him positive narration always but in our classrooms where class strength goes to 100 and one to one interaction becomes dream sometimes then report card becomes one of the means to evaluate a child.As NDP was a beautiful policy but it was deteriorated by all stake holders like this implementation of this concept also requires a lot of homework.

  7. Very good system!
    They can concentrate on the subject which they like the most
    Congratulation Singapore education system

  8. When a kid is born in India, she loses her right to be a human, immediately. Like a per-condition.

    On what research the above Statement is declared ?

  9. But what is the criteria on which the child is determined to be ready to be pushed up to the next level?

  10. Very Good. But what about the criteria for selection in the higher education systems and jobs- the first come first -basis?

  11. Fair decision but to properly implement schools need excellent teachers and good cooperation of parents. Here in our state policy of promoting all students has shown poor results. Students promoted to next classes have remained poor in almost all subjects. Now government education department is reconsidering the decision.

  12. Excellent initiative by Singapore, eho lead others in bringing this badic transformation needed for students natural growth, and not run a race, and destroys society including themselves.

    Hope India will look inro this and take steps forward, with able leadership of Modi and Prakash Javadekar.

  13. Today, so called education is being imparted in
    four walled enclosure; an artificial world in midst of concrete jungle and taught how to compete and earn a livelihood. Contrary to this modern education system; ancient Indian education system
    was imparted in a place away from populated areas and in the jungles where human values, culture, dharma and philosophy were taught. No examinations no ranks. Ancient India Gurukul system was run by Rishis supported by Kings.

  14. Excellent decision taken by Singapore govt, it’s true, class leaders are always good employees and last benchers become good leaders in life.

  15. As an overall Topper in various schools, colleges and universities in almost all my career from an excellent metro & cosmopolitan city of India as a regular and non stop student and as a trained Teacher, Manager & Faculty member having more than 35 years working experience in the various top most concerns of Govt of India in various top.most part of India I totally agree with the decision but with a condition that only the best of the best should be deployed for the Teaching profession with a great respect and a respectable honorarium to them because Teaching is the mother profession which creates so many professions.
    totally agree with the

  16. Excellent decision studies should be to improve personally n for knowledge not for ranking n judging India needs to change education from its roots

  17. Good initiative. All are individually have talents which are different.
    Comparison is bad and lead to inferior or superior feelings.
    Life is a journey to learn

  18. It’s good to know if there is no peer to peer competition everyone will get admission in medical,engineering or law.

    Workimg now from last 20 yrs, I think peer to peer competition is a good way to get best out of someone.
    Looks like education ministers in Singapore could not understand this and scrapped it completely.

    Good for other countries,we will have less competition from Asia now.
    Enjoy your freedom.

  19. This awakening was long due …Kudos to this decision taken by Singapore Education Authority .

    Hope such a decision is soon emulated in India too…

  20. Excellent decision…let children be themselves. Each and everyone has special talents which should be nurtured.

  21. Absolutely a great decision for stress free kids and schools too which will enhance childrens progress naturally as per their callibre in partucular field they are intetested in .

  22. It is aeccellent decision . The child growth, both mentally and physically different for each one. Completion at an early stage has become deterent for opening up his/her special capabilities , as every one is born with uniqueness. Competition at a later stage say above certain age 21 years is exeptable . I hope such good things will wake up Indian education system .

  23. If this can happen in India, I am sure there will first of all be less suicides. Stress not only on parents but also on children will take a back seat. Equality both during education and at work will prevail and above all real and deserving people will steal the limelight at work. To implement such conditions, corruption must first go!!??

  24. Great decision taken by the Singapore govt, every child is special, individual & unique in all respect .Here too the same initiation to be taken.

  25. Excellent move singapore. Every country should ture over their head to bring up a wounderfull world in future.

  26. Kudos to Singapore govt for this initiative. Best decision so far in the field of education as an atmosphere of learning without stress is what creates educated civilized people/ citizens. On the other hand the present system is only churning out batches of selfish, impractical, ruthless children only focussed on success in any way and are devoid of emotional skills or lifeskills that will help them to face the vagaries of life. They emerge broken, dissatisfied and completely at loss in most cases. Bring an educator I’m disappointed that our hands are tied to a great extent when it comes to shaping the future generation.

  27. very good decision to save our children from fierce competition to get the desired rank .
    No pressure on parents either to force the child
    for endless study. I feel other countries should also follow .

  28. Excellent job done.It is not proper learning by entering into competition.Children just grab the studies during examination and vomit in the answer sheet during examination.After that they forget what they studied.This is really not an education but competition which make them not a proper human being.

  29. Right decision. As boys /girls will enjoy study without any pressure, they will develop interest and some generous will reach to the top. In india we are producing copy master. Creativity, sensitivity, and self thinking capacity will automatically grow,. Students are already suppressed due to extra load of books and homework plus there is pressure of parents. Ultimately in life what educated boys /girls are doing they do something which they never study in college, practical life is different so good decision and our experts should study the pros and cons of new system

  30. Infact Globally , the real means of Education is not marks, but the knowledge and experience. In India students are forced to learn or get 100 marks but not participated learning by doing( experiencial Education). We make employee by Education not Entrepreneurs or scholars and researchers. CBSE is following oldest syllabus in the world. We teach competition not cooperation .

  31. A good initiative but we must not forget that encouraging students to learn and achieve the best they can within their eco system at their own chosen pace – should be supported always.

    Excellence can only be achieved by enjoying and working hard towards your goal.

  32. Good move.. This is going to be a milestone for in education system.. We don’t want to produce rank holders but the good human beings in the society.. May this be implemented globally (rest as far as the job opportunities are concerned, the candidate can be selected through his/her knowledge n attitude and preparedness to the concerned position/dept/field…

  33. In the race of studies, children have been suffering for ages. It is important to have knowledge but it’s equally important to become a responsible & a good human being. The latter part seems to be lost in the mad race of marks. I appreciate a decision taken on a country level by Singapore and hope others will follow.

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