09
April
2019
|
11:22
Europe/Amsterdam

The problem with a single-dimensional definition of meritocracy

Dr Adrian W. J. Kuah, Senior Research Fellow from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that focusing only on academic merit is unrealistic when we do not know what skills are needed in future. We need a meritocracy of many talents. He also commented that Singapore meritocracy is too narrowly defined, in that it sorts people using overly restrictive academic criteria.