No more Normal, Express streaming: Attitudes, not labels, must change

In 2024, the Normal and Express streams, as the Singapore education system has known them for 40 years, will cease to exist. When this happens, all students will take a common national examination at the end of secondary school.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - I asked my 16-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter what they thought about the Government's decision to do away with the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams.

No big deal, both said; a stark contrast to the mainly positive reactions from parents and netizens after Education Minister Ong Ye Kung made the announcement on Tuesday (March 5).

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