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This international school digitised their examination & assessment system – perhaps SEAB should consider doing the same

The recent news about the GCE O-Level examination scripts send to Cambridge Assessment in the UK going missing has reignited the conversation around the security of around transporting exam scripts halfway around the world to be graded. Cambridge Assessment says they have strict security measures in place for transportation of exam scripts. But like any system that deals with humans, …

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How can parents save in face of rising education costs in Singapore?

by ValueChampion The cost of educating a child in Singapore has increased steadily in recent decades. How can you reduce the financial burden of sending your children to school without sacrificing the quality of their education? The rising cost of education is becoming increasingly problematic for families in Singapore that simply want their children to have the opportunity at a great …

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84.8 per cent of students scored at least five passes at the GCE O-Level examinations 2018

Students who sat for the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) Examination have collected their results from their secondary schools on Monday (14 January), in a record-breaking result as 84.8 per cent of students scored at least five passes at the GCE O-Level examinations last year. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board …

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MOE kindergarten registration to go online from this year

Parents who are planning to register their children to Ministry of Education (MOE) Kindergarten (MK) can do so online as the ministry will implement an online process for the Registration Exercise and make refinements to the MK Admissions Framework. Currently, parents interested in registering their child for an MK have to physically go to the MK of choice to complete …

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32 GCE scripts go missing in the UK – again

Once again, national examination scripts sent to the UK for grading have gone missing. Barely a year after 238 GCE A-level Chemistry scripts that were sent to Cambridge Assessment to be marked were stolen, the same thing happened again when an examiner’s bag was ‘mistakenly taken’ on a train. In a statement, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) said …

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NUS boosts students’ confidence by promising to bring in quality lectures despite mass resignations of staffs and cancellation of modules

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has promised undergraduates in the communications and new media course that it will bring in “high quality academic staff” after a series of lecturer resignations. As reported by TODAYonline, the renowned university has also discontinued several modules this year “due to an ongoing curriculum revision to ensure the course content remains relevant to academic …

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Parents Gateway – digital service connecting parents and school launched

Parents Gateway, the digital service that connects parents and schools on key administrative matters, was officially launched by Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung, at Huamin Primary School earlier on Wednesday (2 January). In partnership with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), the Ministry of Education (MOE) has developed Parents Gateway - a one-stop mobile app for parents and schools …

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Release of 2018 O-Level results and 2019 Joint Admissions Exercise on coming Monday

The results of the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released on Monday (14 January). In a press release on Monday (7 January), the Ministry of Education remind school candidates to obtain their results from their respective schools from 2.00 pm on 14 January 2019. Meanwhile, private candidates will be notified of their …

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S1 posting results to be released on 19 December

The Secondary 1 (S1) posting results will be released on Wednesday (19 December) at 9.00am, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced in a press release on Wednesday (12 December). Students will be able to see the results through Short Message Service (SMS) via a local mobile number (if provided by the applicant during the application process, S1-Internet System, and at the …

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