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No joy in learning? Cut overreliance on PSLE results

PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

For me, the timing was a bit odd.

Even as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung was chairing a press conference last Friday to announce fewer examinations for students and less emphasis on grades, about 40,000 12-year-olds were sitting their PSLE maths paper.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'No joy in learning? Cut overreliance on PSLE results'. Subscribe