Are school-children overloaded with information? Are they losing their childhood by cramming for exams via a heavy flow of school and tuition classes, and no time for play or recreation? Is their nutritional intake sufficient? Is the examination model too heavy – just like the school bags – and meant to fail students rather than pass them because of the large numbers succeeding at the Advanced Level compared to fewer places in local universities?
These are some of the questions that are likely to surface at this month’s topic ‘Education: Current issues and trends’ at the Sunday Times Business Club (STBC)’s February meeting at 6.30 pm on February 24 at the Taj Samudra Hotel, the club’s host hotel.
A panel of experts will discuss these issues followed by a discussion. In a special, STBC Members Presentation, Amal Fernando, CEO Acuity Securities who is also an EXCO member, will speak on "Investments in Government Securities". The club is co-sponsored by Hameedia.