Education : Government will create flexibility in secondary schools for students : PM Lee ( National Day Rally )

Photo: PM said the Government will create flexibility in secondary schools for students to tailor their education to their abilities and development. Secondary 1 students will be allowed to take a subject at a higher level if they have done well in that subject in PSLE. Secondary students who are strong in some subjects but not others can then learn each subject at a pace appropriate to them, and build their confidence. PM said it is good that we have outstanding schools in our system, but we need to keep admissions to these top schools open. These schools must not take just students with outstanding academic results but also very good students with other special qualities such as character, resilience, drive and leadership. They must make sure that those from low-income backgrounds are not put off from applying for fear they cannot afford it, or cannot fit in. MOE will broaden the Direct School Admissions scheme to do this, and enhance Financial Assistance and Bursary schemes substantially so that students who qualify and want to attend these schools can do so confidently.#ndrsg(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Education)

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Education)

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PM said the Government will create flexibility in secondary schools for students to tailor their education to their abilities and development. Secondary 1 students will be allowed to take a subject at a higher level if they have done well in that subject in PSLE. Secondary students who are strong in some subjects but not others can then learn each subject at a pace appropriate to them, and build their confidence.

PM said it is good that we have outstanding schools in our system, but we need to keep admissions to these top schools open.

These schools must not take just students with outstanding academic results but also very good students with other special qualities such as character, resilience, drive and leadership.

They must make sure that those from low-income backgrounds are not put off from applying for fear they cannot afford it, or cannot fit in.

MOE will broaden the Direct School Admissions scheme to do this, and enhance Financial Assistance and Bursary schemes substantially so that students who qualify and want to attend these schools can do so confidently.

‪#‎ndrsg‬

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