15 Sep '11, 11am

Property agents struggle with English exam

SINGAPORE: Some real estate agents with provisional licences are urging the government to consider their track records, and not just educational qualifications. When new regulations kicked in this year, existing agents who had not passed the Real Estate Salesperson exam were given one year to do so. Nine months on, some are still struggling to overcome language difficulties and face losing their licence. Property firms said some agents have not taken the test as they're dropping out of the industry. But others are struggling to fulfil the requirement, and it's not from lack of trying. Fifty-two-year-old "Mr Lu" has failed four times. "I'm Chinese-educated, I only have a Primary 6 qualification. Asking a person with a Primary 6 qualification to take an English exam is really not easy," he said. The exam, which contains short-answer and multiple-choice questions, has also st...

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