Our younger generation, especially those of school-going age, must be primed to compete with the best, not only in-country, but internationally.
You can only be the best if you compete among the best, lest you become nothing more than a one-eyed king among the blind.
Yes, we should as a nation provide the necessary assistance to those, but not on the basis of race and ethnicity, who do not have the economic means to succeed academically.
And this assistance should be bordered to challenge our children to compete with the best in the country.
Our education system must not let our children think they do not need to work hard and strive to succeed academically, and that the nation and government owe them a living from cradle to grave.
And they must know that the rules of the game have vastly changed since the days of their parents and their grandparents.
And furthermore, the nation can ill-afford in this every highly competitive global economy to marginalise and cut-off the opportunities of others who are equally if not more talented and smarter, all for the sake of enabling the privileged to have the opportunities in life.
We must strive to be an egalitarian society... a society that is just, fair, and meritorious.
And to achieve that, the onus is on how our education system molds the mindset of our younger generation today who are still in school.