We cannot behave like ostriches. When I lived in UK & China, people expect me as a Singaporean to be proficient in BOTH English & Chinese. I came from the most jiak kantang school & I am effectively bilingual. If anyone does not qualify for my so-called elite alma matar because of lousy Mother Tongue grades, I would say that person is not good enough compared to his peers. Try harder rather than to move the goal posts.