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Education

PM Lee says students excel in studies can find good jobs but Minister Ong says degrees don’t earn us a living

Speaking at a gala dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hwa Chong Institution yesterday (21 Mar), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said it is still important for students to master the academic curriculum and strive to excel in their studies. “Our schools, our ITEs, polytechnics and universities maintain rigorous academic standards, and give students a solid grounding in their different …

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Resilience Campaign and Video aims to stop stigmatization of failure and people with disabilities

A recently released video by ‘Rebound with Resilience’ – a social campaign started by communications studies undergraduates from NTU – has generated some interest online.The 12 min long video started with students candidly sharing their thoughts on failure, to which a cast member said: “devastating…some say failure can be a wake-up call, but it’s easier said than done”. The surprise …

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Singapore can learn a thing or two from the Danish approach to education

We’ve all heard about the wonderful Scandinavian lifestyle – free and easy, relaxed, with a focus on community. Well, Singaporean mother Adrienne Goh who moved to Denmark in 2014 decided to share her experience of the Danish school system as experienced by her now 8-year old daughter. In an article on Sassy Mama SG, Adrienne said, “My daughter is 8 …

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MOE to replace streaming with subject-based banding, but the persisting social divide still needs to be addressed

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that it will be completely doing away with streaming in secondary schools by 2024, replacing it with subject-based banding instead. At the parliamentary debate on his ministry’s budget, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that from 2027, students will take common national examinations instead of the GCE O-Level or N-Level examinations in current system. …

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Subject-Based Banding to be expanded beyond PSLE subjects

Subject-Based Banding (Secondary) [SBB(Sec)] will be expanded beyond the four PSLE subjects in line with ongoing efforts to develop the full potential of students, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a press release on Tuesday (5 March). The ministry stated that these changes will provide students with more opportunities to study subjects at a level better suited to their …

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Mixed reaction from public over the move to abolish secondary school streaming

By 2024, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will put a complete stop to Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams in secondary schools. Instead, students will be embarking on a subject-based banding where they will be taking up subjects at higher or lower levels, based on their strengths. After implementing the old system for about four decades, Education Minister Ong …

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Govt finally disbands streaming 38 years after Dr Tan Cheng Bock spoken against it

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced in Parliament today (5 Mar) that streaming in secondary schools will be removed and replaced by subject-based banding (SBB) by 2024. Also, following this, the O-Level and N-Level examinations will be combined into one common national examination. The existing system of streaming students into Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) based on their PSLE …

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