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2018 PSLE results and Sec 1 posting exercise to be released on 22 November

The results of the 2018 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Thursday (22 November 2018) and the results may be obtained from their respective primary schools from 11.00 am on that day, the Ministry of Education announced in a press release on Thursday (15 November). The ministry said that eligible students will receive option forms to select …

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Changes to Direct School Admission Exercise for Secondary Schools from 2019

All secondary schools can now admit up to 20 percent of their non-Integrated Programme (non-IP) Secondary 1 intake via Direct School Admission for Secondary Schools (DSA-Secondary). This is an increase from 5 percent for Schools with Distinctive Programmes, and 10 percent for Autonomous Schools starting this year. In the first year of this expansion, 3,000 students received confirmed offers, compared to …

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Simplification of UAS Computation for Polytechnic Graduates

The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday (8 November) has announced that the University Admissions Score (UAS) for polytechnic students applying to all Autonomous Universities (AUs), including National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), will be simplified by only referring to their polytechnic GPA. The current requirement is for their ‘O’-level results to comprise 20 percent of their UAS. This …

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Selective editing in CNA’s “Regardless of Class” video?

The controversial Channel NewsAsia (CNA) documentary "Regardless of Class" has been debunked by RICE Media as being rife with omissions of details that are crucial in shaping the public's perception of the students involved in the roundtable discussion. Among the contentious omissions specifically highlighted in senior staff writer Grace Yeoh's commentary were several details that contributed to the seemingly negative …

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Scrapping mid-year exams will have limited results if govt does not change how scholarships are awarded and scholars jettisoned into high positions

While I applaud Education Minister Ong Ye Kung's (Ong) bold declaration that mid-year examinations in certain primary and secondary schools will be scrapped, I wonder if that measure is enough to reduce our society's obsession with grades. From a government who has always focused on the narrow confines of academic excellence despite criticism that this was far too restrictive, the …

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ValueChampion student interview series: Aditya Karkera, Yale-NUS Class of 2020

by ValueChampion At ValueChampion, we strive to provide informational content regarding financial decisions. For this reason, we are interested in the financial undertaking of attending university and the experience of students in Singapore and abroad. We interviewed Aditya Karkera to learn more about his experience at Yale-NUS. University education greatly influences career paths and financial futures. ValueChampion is interested in sharing …

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