In Singapore, there is a television program caller BlogTV. A sort of entertainment/current affairs program, its next show will be on students and the amount of private tuition they have.
In a survey they conducted, BlogTV report that 97 out of a 100 students have private tuition of some sort. First reaction I had on hearing 97% of students have tuition, “That can’t be right! That’s way too high!”
Then after awhile, my reaction became, “Who are the 3 students who do have any tuition at all?” Anyone who knows Singaporean parents knows that they are above and beyond kaisu, so I am amazed that there are exactly some Singaporean parents who don’t force their kids to go for tuition.
As a born-and-bred Singaporean, that just sounds impossible to me. A kid without tuition? That’s almost parental neglect here in Singapore.