Thumbs up to more fun, less stress for kids after MOE scraps mid-year exams for some levels

Primary 3 pupils at The Study Room, a tuition centre in Toa Payoh North. The Education Ministry last Friday announced changes in policy which included fewer mid-year exams, no more class rankings, and two test-free years for children when they start
Primary 3 pupils at The Study Room, a tuition centre in Toa Payoh North. The Education Ministry last Friday announced changes in policy which included fewer mid-year exams, no more class rankings, and two test-free years for children when they start primary school. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Some lower primary school pupils, in between cheers and claps, shouted out "Disneyland, Sentosa and Universal Studios", when asked to respond to having fewer exams.

They were thinking of the fun they could have at these places instead of mugging for exams.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 30, 2018, with the headline 'Kids: Thumbs up to more fun, less stress'. Print Edition | Subscribe