Dr Siva Kumari interviewed on Channel NewsAsia about how the IB prepares students for their future

The IB’s Director General, Dr Siva Kumari was a special guest at Singapore-based news channel Channel NewsAsia’s “Coffee with the Boss”. She was interviewed by Lance Alexander about how the IB prepares students for university and their future careers.


“The IB is a 4.0 education in a 1.0 world”, Dr Kumari says. “The IB prepares the students to be the creators of the algorithm rather than the consumers of the algorithm, so not be subjects without thinking”. She also explains how research has shown that IB students feel better prepared in their first year at university, compared to students without an IB background.

When asked what advice she would give to teachers and heads of departments, Dr Kumari says: “To spark that child, every moment with that child matters. […] A kind word said by a teacher can change a student’s life.”

Watch the full interview here