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More Primary 1 pupils admitted to post-secondary education institutions: MOE

The percentage of each primary one cohort admitted to post-secondary education institutions has improved steadily over the past 10 years, according to data released by the Ministry of Education on Nov 5, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG  
The percentage of each primary one cohort admitted to post-secondary education institutions has improved steadily over the past 10 years, according to data released by the Ministry of Education on Nov 5, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG  

The percentage of each primary one cohort admitted to post-secondary education institutions has improved steadily over the past 10 years, according to data released by the Ministry of Education(MOE) on Tuesday.

MOE releases data annually on the performance of students over a 10-year trend as feedback to the community.

Last year, 95 per cent of the primary one cohort went on to post-secondary education institutions compared to 88 per cent in 2003.

Students have also performed better at the GCE 'A' Level examination. The overall percentage of students with at least three As or H2 passes and a pass in either General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry improved from 87 per cent in 2003 to 91 per cent in 2012. The percentage of those who passed the General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry has also increased.

For the GCE 'O' Level examination, the overall percentage of students with at least three 'O' Level passes and at least five 'O' Level passes has remained stable over the past decade. The percentage of those who passed English language has increased from 84 per cent in 2003 to 88 per cent in 2012.

Primary School Leaving Examination results have remained stable over the past decade, with an overall percentage pass rate of above 95 per cent.