A few years back we heard that our Maths teaching syllabus for primary schools were so good that some American schools have started to adopt it into their systems and were very happy with the results. Today it is reported that Latin American schools are also happily adopting our Maths syllabus in their schools in Chile, Columbia and Panama.
Are these countries so out of touch with the real world? At the rate
things are going, Singapore will be adopting Indian School syllabus to
replace our syllabus. The Indians are producing many bright finance
professionals to head big MNC banks and even Singapore banks. Their
engineers and IT professionals are also in demand in the West and also
in Singapore. This must have a lot to do with the way they are teaching
Knowing that Singapore will always rush to whichever country that is
producing good results, the way the Indians are teaching their Maths
must soon be receiving serious attentions. Somehow our syllabi are not
producing the kind of results that we want and many of our graduates are
not good enough for anything except to drive taxis. The Sinkies are
even discouraged to pursue tertiary education and to spend their energy
in highly lucrative professions like hawkers and crane drivers. No
university degrees needed.
As change and changing teaching methodology and syllabus are the new
constants in Singapore, do not be alarmed if someone would suggest
switching to Indian Maths. Some academic has already sang great praises
on India’s low cost engineering. This may be introduced sooner in the
university than Indian Maths to our schools.
Singapore is progressing rapidly from 1st World to Out of this World.
Today India is in vogue and Indians are in great demand in Singapore.
India used to mesmerize the Europeans with its mystics. Today is it
mesmerizing Singapore in everything. Singapore is investing in very big
ways in India and it will be no surprise if Singapore becomes the Number
One foreign investor in India. And there is the CECA as testimony to
the great admiration we have for the quality of India’s graduates and