14 Feb '12, 9am

[CNA] About 6% of NT students transfer to NA stream after Sec 1

SINGAPORE: About six per cent or some 380 Normal (Technical) students transfer to the Normal (Academic) stream every year when they complete Secondary 1. In comparison, only five students make the same transfer at the end of Secondary 4. Giving this update on Tuesday in Parliament, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Sim Ann said students who can benefit from a more academic track are identified early. Beyond mobility between tracks, Ms Sim said the Ministry of Education's (MOE) priority is to ensure each pathway is well supported with the right resources. "The key is to ensure that for all of our pathways, they're viewed as equally valid," Ms Sim said. "For MOE, we do not view any educational pathway as being superior to any other. And in terms of promoting the self-confidence and learning outcomes of our students, this is something our school teachers and leader...

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