Updated: 2012-05-08 08:00

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Boys more immature than girls

Comment on "Boys only class in Shanghai stirs debate" (China Daily website, April 24)

That girls outperform boys in the primary and even middle school period is mainly because boys are more immature than girls.

I agree that these sort of schools will not solve anything if proper mental toughness is not taught to boys at a very early age.

Many girls are better at memorization than boys, but not so good at creative and practical thinking as boys. It is important that the boys realize early on the importance of diligence and setting a career goal.

In China boys catch up with and even outperform girls after they enter college. Boys just lack maturity and orderly conduct when they are kids. So it's more important to develop boys' leadership at an early age.

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(China Daily 05/08/2012 page9)