The Straits Times
Published on Sep 27, 2012

Government to think about how to make PSLE less stressful


The Primary School Leaving Exam (PSLE) needs to be relooked to make it less stressful but it cannot be scrapped altogether, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

"We should look to see how we can reduce this over-pressure we have on a single examination and a single grade," he said.

He stressed that the national exam is still needed to assess pupils' educational standards and provide a fair basis on which secondary schools decide their admissions.

He added that parents and pupils would need a lot of notice and any move should not unsettle children already preparing for it.