More students admitted to post-secondary institutions over last decade: MOE

Nanyang Polytechnic students at the campus in Yio Chu Kang. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Nanyang Polytechnic students at the campus in Yio Chu Kang. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The percentage of each Primary 1 cohort admitted to post-secondary education institutions has improved steadily over the last 10 years, from 90 percent in 2004 to 95 per cent in 2013, the Ministry of Education said on Monday.

In its report on the overall 10-year trend of educational performance released on Monday, the Ministry also said PSLE results have remained stable during this period, both in terms of overall percentage of pass es and the percentage of PSLE students who scored A*-C in each subject.

At the GCE 'A' Level, the overall percentage of students with at least 3 'A'/'H2' passes and a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry has improved over the last 10 years, from 89 per cent in 2004 to 91 per cent in 2013.

The overall percentage of students with at least three GCE 'O' Level passes and at least five 'O' Level passes has remained stable over the last 10 years, the report said.

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