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No more Normal, Express streaming: Parents applaud move by MOE

Forty years after streaming was introduced in secondary schools, the Education Ministry has taken the momentous step to do away with the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams.
Forty years after streaming was introduced in secondary schools, the Education Ministry has taken the momentous step to do away with the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

They say move can reduce stigmatisation and let students learn at own pace

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung's announcement yesterday in Parliament on doing away with the Normal and Express streams in secondary schools by 2024 was met with approval from the House and from parents as well.

Parents who spoke to The Straits Times said that this is a good move by the Education Ministry, with some adding that it has the potential to help reduce stigmatisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2019, with the headline 'Parents applaud end of Normal, Express streaming'. Print Edition | Subscribe