Budget backgrounder: Direct School Admission
Published on Mar 7, 2014 8:02 PM
All secondary schools which take in students through the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme will have to emphasise the importance of personal qualities when selecting candidates under a review of the scheme. These qualities include character, resilience and leadership.
Calling it "a small but important change", Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said during Friday's debate on the ministry's budget that this will allow schools to take in students with a broader range of abilities.
We look at five things about the DSA scheme:
1. What is DSA?
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