The govt acknowledges that not all Singaporeans stand to benefit equally from the global economy. Highly educated Singaporeans are in a more advantageous position compared to unskilled workers./ In different schools, different messages are sent. For instance, in the elite schools, the message delivered is that they would be the future leaders of society and they would be the inspiration for society to succeed. On the other hand, students in say a neighbourhood school is taught that they should have social discipline, respect their community and “ do not spit all over the place.”2. Because in schools, teachers are more focused on finishing the syllabus and preparing students for the exams, NE is considered as trivial.3. The strongest driving force in Singapore society is a force that encourages competition and selfish individualism, and one that is reflected in the education system. The school programme poses some dilemmas to its pupils. Given the reward structure of the wider society, pupils are responding in an expected way. In this sense, the whole educational system is geared towards sustaining a competitive ethos rather than an ethos of cooperation and caring for others.