07 Aug 2014
The Big Quiz 2014 wraps up as Victoria JC joins Innova JC, Jurong JC and Hwa Chong Institution as winners
On Wednesday, a team from Victoria Junior College won the final of four rounds in the revamped The Straits Times - Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz this year.
07 Aug 2014
A trio of current affairs buffs from Victoria Junior College (VJC) won the last of this year's The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz yesterday at Dunman High School Performing Arts Centre.
31 Jul 2014
Raffles Institution (RI) lost The Big Quiz to Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) yesterday, its win scuppered by Catholic Junior College (CJC).
15 May 2014
WITH a cautious approach, a team from Jurong Junior College (JJC) inched its way to the top in the second stand-alone quiz of the decentralised Big Quiz yesterday.
08 May 2014
Innova Junior College (IJC) emerged champs of The Big Quiz yesterday, to cheers from their schoolmates, students from Singapore Sports School and Nanyang, Serangoon, Temasek and Yishun junior colleges.
31 Jul 2013
It was a 30-point "sabo" that gave Raffles Institution (RI) the edge it needed to clinch the championship in The Big Quiz - for the second time in a row.
24 Jul 2013
Hwa Chong Institution survived getting twice "sabo-ed" to win the semi-final round of The Big Quiz.
20 Jul 2013
THE heat is on - and it's glitzier, more fast-paced and more interactive.
18 Jul 2013
THE topic "Singapore and the World" drew questions that ranged as broadly at the final of four current affairs talks by The Straits Times.
08 May 2013
ANTI-FOREIGNER sentiment was disabused and national identity discussed at a Straits Times current events talk.
06 May 2013
AT LEAST one student said she was willing to pay more for fast food so service staff could have higher wages. Goh See Ying, 17, was among 750 Meridian Junior College (MJC) students at the second in a series of four Straits Times talk leading up to The Big Quiz.
18 Apr 2013
WHAT will it mean to have more opposition members in Parliament, the impact of the influx of foreigners and the middle-income squeeze - these were some of the issues that were discussed yesterday at Jurong Junior College (JJC).
15 Apr 2013
THREE environmentally conscious students have written their way to victory in a new essay contest - and all are from Anglo-Chinese Junior College.
25 Mar 2013
DEVELOPING a local context for global issues is the aim of this year's The Straits Times' primer series, which starts next Monday.
25 Aug 2012
Question: Which school won the first-ever national current affairs quiz, The Big Quiz, on Friday?
02 Aug 2012
Current affairs knowledge of Olympian heroes has never been so precious for 17-year-old Lau Yu Han.
27 Jul 2012
These schools made it to the quarter-final of the inaugural Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.
26 Jul 2012
Heads bowed, students whispered among themselves as they pored over pages of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions.
21 Jul 2012
The role the media plays in religious dialogue in Singapore came under the spotlight at Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) on Friday.
20 Jul 2012
In the run-up to The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz, students discuss whether having a university degree is a passport to a good life, and changes they would make to the arts and media scene in Singapore.
20 Jul 2012
More than 100 students and teachers attended a briefing at the Singapore Press Holdings News Centre Auditorium on Thursday to prepare for the inaugural The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz (The Big Quiz).
18 Jul 2012
The dilemmas facing Singapore's planners and the plight of the elderly were highlighted by two Straits Times correspondents in a campus talk last Friday.
05 Jul 2012
Journalists spoke candidly to students of Temasek Junior College about working in the media, and how they dealt with constraints on July 4 at the fourth of six talks by Straits Times correspondents.
23 May 2012
Singapore's sporting culture took centrestage in the third of six campus talks featuring Straits Times journalists, in the lead-up to The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.
22 May 2012
In the run-up to The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz, students discuss their dream of home ownership.
16 May 2012
Students got personal at the second of six campus talks leading up to the inaugural Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.
10 May 2012
Shakespeare's character Shylock took centre stage at Yishun Junior College (YJC) yesterday.
10 May 2012
In the run-up to The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz, students suggest how to narrow the income gap in Singapore.
Game for The Big Quiz?
The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz, or The Big Quiz, aims to promote interest in current affairs and various issues, with a local perspective.
Co-organised by The Straits Times and the Ministry of Education for the fourth year, it is supported by the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, the presenting sponsor.
A series of primers on current affairs will run on Mondays in the Opinion section of The Straits Times, while editors and correspondents of The Straits Times will also give talks on various issues of the day.
Quiz Rounds and Talks
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All About The Big Quiz
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