A slight haze hung over Singapore on Friday evening, affecting visibility in certain parts of the island. As of 6pm, the Pollutant Standards Index's (PSI) three-hour reading stood at 54, which is in the moderate range. Air quality had gradually worsened throughout the day, from a three-hour reading of 31 at 9am on Friday morning.
The setting up of specialised schools that recruit students who have failed the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) have lowered the student attrition rate, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said in Parliament on Friday.
The Government plans to increase the bursaries and raise income eligibility threshold for students studying in institutes of higher learning this year, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Friday.
The Ministry of Education will extend help for pupils with dyslexia to another 20 primary schools this year, bringing the total number of schools with the school-based dyslexia programme to 62.
Student care centres, which provide before- and after-school services such as homework supervision for pupils, are set to become a standard feature in primary schools.